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

Easy AdSense by Unreal 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 … 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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This Week in the American Civil War: February 24-March 1, 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 February 24, 1864 Confederate General Braxton Bragg was charged with the conduct of military operations … Continue reading

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This Week in the American Civil War: February 17-23, 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 February 17, 1864 HUNLEY ATTACKS HOUSATONIC About 8:45 p.m., an officer of the sloop U.S.S. … Continue reading

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This Week in the American Civil War: February 3-9, 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 February 3, 1864 SHERMAN’S MERIDIAN, MISSISSIPPI CAMPAIGN BEGINS With over 26,000 men, Federal Major General … Continue reading

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This Week in the American Civil War: January 27-February 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 January 27, 1864 Confederate President Jefferson Davis asked General Braxton Bragg to come to Richmond, … Continue reading

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This Week in the American Civil War: January 20-26, 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 January 20, 1864 Federal naval vessels made a reconnaissance of Forts Morgan and Gaines at … Continue reading

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This Week in the American Civil War: December 2-8, 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 December 2, 1863 The Federal Army of the Potomac was completing its withdrawal to north … Continue reading

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This Week in the American Civil War: November 25-December 1, 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 November 25, 1863 BATTLE OF MISSIONARY RIDGE Federal Major General Ulysses Grant ordered Major General … Continue reading

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