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This Week in the American Civil War: August 17-23, 1864

Easy 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 August 17, 1864 Confederate Lieutenant General Jubal Early ‘s troops pushed … Continue reading

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This Week in the American Civil War: July 27-August 2, 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 July 27, 1864 After deciding to lay a partial siege to Atlanta, Federal Major General … Continue reading

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This Week in the American Civil War: June 1-7, 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 1, 1864 COLD HARBOR CAMPAIGN BEGINS As Federal infantry arrived in the Cold Harbor … Continue reading

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This Week in the American Civil War: May 25-31, 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 May 25, 1864 Federal Major General Joseph Hooker drove towards the Confederate position at New Hope … Continue reading

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This Week in the American Civil War: May 11-17, 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 May 11, 1864 BATTLE OF YELLOW TAVERN Six miles north of Richmond at a place called … Continue reading

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This Week in the American Civil War: May 4-10, 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 May 4, 1864 Soon after midnight, the Federal Army of the Potomac moved out from … Continue reading

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This Week in the American Civil War: April 27 – May 3, 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 27, 1864 Confederate President Jefferson Davis sent Jacob Thompson and C.C. Clay Jr., to … Continue reading

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On this date in Civil War history – Fort Pillow Massacre – April 12, 1864

Fort Pillow was located on the east bank of the Mississippi River, 40 miles north of Memphis, Tennessee. Constructed by Confederate General Gideon Pillow in 1861, it overlooked the river, and its principal function was to control river traffic on … Continue reading

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This Week in the American Civil War: March 16-22, 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 March 16, 1864 Federal troops occupied Alexandria, Louisiana, a salient Red River town. Elsewhere, fighting … Continue reading

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This Week in the American Civil War: March 2-8, 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 March 2, 1864 The U.S. Senate confirmed the nomination of Ulysses Grant as lieutenant general. … Continue reading

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