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This Week in the American Civil War: December 14-20, 1864

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 December 14, 1864 In Nashville, Tennessee, Federal Major General George … Continue reading

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This Week in the American Civil War: December 7-13, 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 December 7, 1864 Federal military authorities were upset over Major General George H. Thomas’s failure to … Continue reading

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On this date in Civil War history – Battle of Franklin – November 30, 1864

Lieutenant General John Bell Hood stood on the high slope of Winstead Hill, just south of Franklin, Tennessee, on the afternoon of 30 November 1864. Hood appeared older than his thirty-three years, as he leaned on a crutch supporting the … Continue reading

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This Week in the American Civil War: September 28 – October 4, 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 September 28, 1864 The lull continued on the principal fronts at Petersburg and Atlanta, though a … Continue reading

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This Week in the American Civil War: September 14-20, 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 September 14, 1864 Confederate Brigadier General Robert H. Anderson’s corps started from the Shenandoah to join … Continue reading

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1st Lt. Alonzo H. Cushing (USA) 1841-1863 – Medal of Honor Recipient

Alonzo Hereford Cushing was born on Jan. 19, 1841, in Delafield, Wisconsin, and was raised in Fredonia, New York. Cushing was appointed to the United States Military Academy at West Point, New York, in 1857. Upon graduation in June 1861, … 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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Indians in the Crater – Remembering the Battle of the Mine, July 30, 1864

by Jeffrey S. Williams Excerpted from Muskets and Memories: A Modern Man’s Journey through the Civil War By late-June 1864, Pennsylvania coal miners in the 48th Pennsylvania Volunteer Infantry were discussing what they would do, if they were in charge, … Continue reading

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This Week in the American Civil War: July 13-19, 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 13, 1864 Frustrated by their inability to break through the defenses of Washington at … Continue reading

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Text of H.R. 4003 – Civil War Defenses of Washington National Historical Park Act

113th CONGRESS2d Session H. R. 4003     To designate the Civil War Defenses of Washington National Historical Park comprised of certain National Park System lands, and by affiliation and cooperative agreements other historically significant resources, located in the District … Continue reading

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