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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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On this date in Civil War History: May 31-June 1, 1862 – The Battle of Fair Oaks/Seven Pines

In the aftermath of Confederate general Joseph E. Johnston’s evacuation of Yorktown and his army’s retirement up the Virginia peninsula toward Richmond, the Army of the Potomac under George B. McClellan began a slow but steady pursuit. Although tempered by … Continue reading

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This Week in the American Civil War – May 21-27, 1862

Information Courtesy of the Minnesota Civil War Commemoration Task Force Major Highlights for the week Wednesday May 21, 1862      Confederate Major General Thomas J. “Stonewall” Jackson’s forces were on the march in Virginia’s Luray Valley heading towards Front … Continue reading

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This Week in the American Civil War – May 14-20, 1862

Major Highlights for the Week Courtesy of the Minnesota Civil War Commemoration Task Force Wednesday May 14, 1862 Skirmishing continued near Corinth, Miss., on the Memphis and Charleston Railroad, as well as the Mobile and Ohio Railroad. Federal Major General … Continue reading

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This Week in the American Civil War – April 30 – May 6, 1862

Major Highlights for the week Courtesy of the Minnesota Civil War Commemoration Task Force Wednesday April 30, 1862 As the most active month in the war to date ended, Confederate Major General Thomas J. “Stonewall” Jackson left Elk Run near … Continue reading

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