Tag Archives: Sesquicentennial

Minnesota Civil War Commemoration Task Force unveils logo

Easy AdSense by Unreal Co-chairs Secretary of State Mark Ritchie and Rep. Dean Urdahl, and Civil War Commemoration Task Force members Brian Rice, D. Stephen Elliott and Jeffrey Williams presented the winning design from the task force’s logo contest and … Continue reading

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150th Anniversary Mill Springs Reenactment to be held January 21-22, 2012

Information courtesy of the Mill Springs Battlefield Association. The Mill Springs Battlefield will be hosting Reenactment on January 21 & 22, 2012 at Zollicoffer Park. This Sesquicentennial Event will mark the 150thAnniversary of the Battle of Mill Springs. Our November and … Continue reading

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From the Civil War Journal of Sgt. Sam Bloomer, 1st Minnesota Volunteer Infantry Co. B, Dec. 24, 1861-Jan. 9, 1862

The following is an excerpt from the Civil War Diary of Sergeant Sam Bloomer, 1st Minnesota Volunteer Infantry Company B, while the regiment was at Edward’s Ferry. The entries are from the period December 24, 1861 through January 9, 1862. … Continue reading

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Arkansas Civil War Sesquicentennial Grants Awarded

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – DECEMBER 15, 2011 FOR STATEWIDE RELEASE ARKANSAS CIVIL WAR SESQUICENTENNIAL COMMISSION AWARDS GRANTS FOR PROJECTS LITTLE ROCK—The Arkansas Civil War Sesquicentennial Commission has awarded seven grants totaling $12,359 for projects that will commemorate the war in the … Continue reading

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Northampton Community College celebrates opening of Civil War exhibit

By Sara K. Satullo | The Express-Times  A crowd quickly developed around Brian Alnutt as he guided visitors through the Civil War exhibit on loan toNorthampton Community College. Alnutt is an assistant professor of history at the college and was acting … Continue reading

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Museum on wheels brings Civil War to Eastern Shore

by the Eastern Shore News ONANCOCK –Civil War history is on the move in Virginia as its custom 18-wheel Civil War HistoryMobile rolls into the Eastern Shore for a three-day visit Sept. 6-11. An initiative of the Virginia Sesquicentennial of … Continue reading

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Public re-enactment of South Mountain, Antietam battles will be held in 2012

Two-day event on private land near Boonsboro will mark 150th anniversary of Civil War battles By HEATHER KEELS heather.keels@herald-mail.com HAGERSTOWN— An estimated 4,000 Civil War re-enactors will stage a public re-enactment of the battles of South Mountain and Antietam on … Continue reading

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Civil War comes back to life on Virginia battlefield

By Fabienne Faur (AFP) MANASSAS, Virginia — The cannons boomed and the guns flared as the mists of times parted, and north and south squared off again on a Virginia field in a living reminder of the first major battle … Continue reading

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Manassas rescue fueled preservation movement

Manassas was where today’s battlefield preservation efforts began, with an assist from Fredericksburg.  By CLINT SCHEMMER   A hundred and fifty years ago Thursday near this railroad junction, terrible bloodshed occurred. Millions know the event today as the First Battle … Continue reading

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