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This Week in the American Civil War: May 3-9, 1865

Easy Plugin for AdSense by Unreal 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 3, 1865 By daylight, Confederate President Jefferson Davis and … Continue reading

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This Week in the American Civil War: April 26- May 2, 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 26, 1865 JOHN WILKES BOOTH CAPTURED/JOHNSTON SURRENDERS Early in the morning, Federal troops surrounded the … Continue reading

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This Week in the American Civil War: January 18-24, 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 January 18, 1865 Federal Major General William T. Sherman transferred command of Savannah, Georgia and the … Continue reading

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This Week in the American Civil War: January 11-17, 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 January 11, 1865 Meeting in St. Louis, the Constitutional Convention of Missouri adopted an ordinance abolishing … Continue reading

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This Week in the American Civil War: December 28, 1864 – January 3, 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 December 28, 1864 Confederate Lieutenant General John Bell Hood’s Army of Tennessee completed their crossing of … Continue reading

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This Week in the American Civil War: August 10-16, 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 August 10, 1864 Confederate Lieutenant General Jubal Early moved his Confederate forces southward in the Shenandoah … Continue reading

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Biography: Major General Thomas Green, CSA (1814-1864)

Born in southwestern Virginia, Tom Green moved at a young age with his family to middle Tennessee. Like many Southerners of his generation, Green traveled to Texas to participate in its revolution against Mexico in 1835-1836. He participated as a … Continue reading

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On this date in Civil War history: April 9, 1864 – Battle of Pleasant Hill

Pleasant Hill was the last major battle of the Red River campaign of 1864. Persistent if not talented, Union Major General Nathaniel P. Banks still held onto his scheme to take Shreveport, Louisiana, despite his loss to Confederate Major General … Continue reading

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On this date in Civil War history: April 8, 1864 – Battle of Mansfield/Sabine Crossroads

Also known as the battle of Sabine Crossroads, this clash was the decisive battle in northwestern Louisiana that effectively halted the Union’s Red River campaign of 1864. In early 1864, Federal commanders devised the invasion of Texas by way of … Continue reading

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This Week in the American Civil War: April 6-12, 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 April 6, 1864 As states which had seceded and become part of the Confederacy were … Continue reading

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