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Major General Patrick Ronayne Cleburne, CSA (1828-1864)

One of the more interesting and tragic figures of the Civil War, Pat Cleburne earned a fame that derived from four circumstances: his Irish birth, his remarkable effectiveness as a division commander in the Army of Tennessee, his proposal in … Continue reading

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Top 10 Civil War destinations: The best places to relive the War Between the States

by the Marine Corps Times It’s hard to imagine, 150 years later, the carnage that occurred in just 12 hours of fighting. But as you walk along the infamous Sunken Road of Antietam National Battlefield, where thousands upon thousands fought … Continue reading

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This Week in the American Civil War – April 9-15, 1862

Information courtesy of the Minnesota Civil War Commemoration Task Force Major Highlights for the week Wednesday April 9, 1862 As news of Federal victories at Shiloh and Island No. 10 spread across the North, relief organizations rushed money, boats, food … Continue reading

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On this date in Civil War history: April 6-7, 1862 – Battle of Shiloh

Fought in the early spring of 1862 on the west bank of the Tennessee River just north of the Mississippi state line, the battle of Shiloh was, up to that time, the biggest battle of American history. For two days … Continue reading

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Shiloh: From the Company Clerk’s Morning Report – 1st MN Light Artillery

The following was written in the 1st Minnesota Light Artillery Company Clerk’s Morning Report regarding the battery’s performance at Shiloh. April 4 – A skirmish took place between a Rebel force & a small part of ours on which we … Continue reading

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On this date in Civil War history: Battle of Fort Donelson (Feb. 13-16, 1862)

Located on the west bank of the Cumberland river two miles north of Dover, Tennessee, Fort Donelson was on a steep bluff overlooking a straight stretch of several miles of river. The fort itself was only about 15 acres, but … Continue reading

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Minnesota Soldier Killed at Shiloh to have grave re-dedicated after 150 years

Information courtesy of the MN Civil War Commemoration Task Force Event: Civil War Grave Rededication Ceremony Date: April 7, 2012 Place: Oakland Cemetery, 927 Jackson Street, St. Paul, MN Time: 11:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. Sponsor: Minnesota Civil War Commemoration … Continue reading

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1st Minnesota Light Artillery at Shiloh and Corinth

1st Minnesota Light Artillery at Shiloh Historical Monograph prepared by Jeffrey S. Williams Minnesota Civil War Commemoration Task Force Click here to read the historical monograph of the 1st Minnesota Light Artillery in the Atlanta campaign. Click here to read … Continue reading

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1st Minnesota Light Artillery in the Atlanta Campaign May-Sept. 1864

Historical Mongraph by Jeffrey S. Williams Minnesota Civil War Commemoration Task Force Click here to read the historical monograph of the 1st Minnesota Light Artillery at Shiloh. Much has been written about the First Minnesota Infantry and its well-deserved place … Continue reading

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National Park Service Director Jarvis Addresses The Value and Importance Of Maintaining Civil War Sites

Submitted by Jon Jarvis on July 25, 2011 – National Parks Traveler Editor’s note: As the National Park Service last week commemorated the start of the Civil War 150 years ago, Park Service Director Jonathan Jarvis addressed an audience at the Manassas National Battlefield and … Continue reading

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