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On this date in Civil War history – Lee Surrenders at Appomattox Court House – April 9, 1865

Easy Plugin for AdSense by Unreal The small Virginia town of Appomattox Court House, ninety miles west of Richmond, was the site of the surrender of the Army of Northern Virginia to Federal forces on 9 April 1865. A twelve-day campaign … Continue reading

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This Week in the American Civil War: April 5-11, 1865

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 April 5, 1865 Confederate General Robert E. Lee was confronted by a lack of supplies for … Continue reading

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This Week in the American Civil War: June 8-14, 1864

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 June 8, 1864 In Georgia, Federal Major General William T. Sherman’s troops sloshed through mud … Continue reading

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On this Date in Civil War History: The Battle of Gettysburg – July 1-3, 1863

Considered by many historians to be the turning point of the Civil War, the Gettysburg campaign began on 3 June 1863 when elements of General Robert E. Lee’s Army of Northern Virginia began leaving their positions near Fredericksburg and heading … Continue reading

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On this date in Civil War history: Battle of Falling Waters – July 14, 1863

The unexpectedly fierce fight at Falling Waters, Maryland, wrote an anticlimactic close to the Gettysburg campaign. Despite the recklessness of one Union cavalry general, his brother officers managed to cut off and capture 700 infantrymen from the Army of Northern … Continue reading

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This Week in the American Civil War: May 27-June 2, 1863

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 May 27, 1863 FIRST ASSAULT ON PORT HUDSON In the rolling, ravine-cut, heavy-timbered country near … Continue reading

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