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This Week in the American Civil War: September 3-9, 1862

Information courtesy of the Minnesota Civil War Commemoration Task Force (www.mncivilwar150.com and “Minnesota Civil War 150” on Facebook)   Major Highlights for the Week Wednesday September 3, 1862 Confederate General Robert E. Lee’s Army of Northern Virginia edged towards Leesburg, … Continue reading

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This Week in the American Civil War – April 2- April 8, 1862 (150 years ago)

Information Courtesy of the Minn. Civil War Commemoration Task Force Major Highlights for the week Wednesday April 2, 1862 Confederate General Albert Sidney Johnston issued orders for the movement of his newly organized army at Corinth, Mississippi, to attack Major General … Continue reading

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This Week in the American Civil War – March 5-11, 1862 (150 years ago)

Courtesy of the Minnesota Civil War Commemoration Task Force Major Highlights for the week Wednesday March 5, 1862 Federal troops under Major General Nathaniel Prentice Banks advanced up the Shenandoah Valley from Harper’s Ferry, western Va., to Winchester, Va., and … Continue reading

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This Week in the American Civil War – February 26- March 4, 1862 (150 years ago)

From the Minnesota Civil War Commemoration Task Force Major Highlights for the week Wednesday February 26, 1862 Kentucky senator William E. Simms declared in the Confederate Congress that the Confederacy would defend her rights to the last extremity. In Washington, … Continue reading

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Copper thieves steal sword at Lincoln tomb

CHICAGO (AFP) — Thieves have snatched a copper sword from the burial site of president Abraham Lincoln, one of the most revered leaders in US history, local media reported. The roughly three-foot (90-centimeter) sword was brandished by the statue of … Continue reading

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Northampton Community College celebrates opening of Civil War exhibit

By Sara K. Satullo | The Express-Times  A crowd quickly developed around Brian Alnutt as he guided visitors through the Civil War exhibit on loan toNorthampton Community College. Alnutt is an assistant professor of history at the college and was acting … Continue reading

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In Memory: Senator Edward Dickinson Baker (1811-1861)

Edward Baker was born in London, England. his family moved to the United States in 1815, and Baker spent the next ten years of his life in Philadelphia before his family moved to Indiana and then Illinois. While still a … Continue reading

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150 Years Ago: Battle of Ball’s Bluff Oct. 21, 1861

Ball’s Bluff was a small battle by the standards of the Civil War, but it had ramifications far beyond its size. It was only the second significant battle in the east, and received a great deal of attention in both … Continue reading

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Spielberg to film ‘Lincoln’ scenes in Richmond

By BOB LEWIS, Associated Press RICHMOND, Va. – The Capitol of Virginia, onetime seat of the Confederacy, is being converted for a few weeks more in keeping with how it looked at the close of the Civil War — for … Continue reading

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Civil War-era balloon technology still used in battle

WASHINGTON – During the civil war, the Union Army Balloon Corps performed aerial reconnaissance on the Confederate Army. Fast forward today and “the U.S. military is deploying balloons in wars zones today,” says John Deperro, balloon enthusiast and Civil War … Continue reading

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