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This Week in the American Civil War: June 22-28, 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 June 22, 1864 Confederate General Robert E. Lee was … Continue reading

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‘Lincoln’ Historically Inaccurate? Congressman Joe Courtney Finds Big Error in Film

[amazon_enhanced asin=”B009AMANBA” /] Rep. Joe Courtney, of Connecticut, recently took in a viewing of Steven Spielberg’s film, which chronicles Honest Abe’s last months in office as he fights to abolish slavery, but was miffed when he saw two Connecticut congressmen … Continue reading

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‘Cinco de Mayo’ has it’s Civil War roots

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Here’s what Cinco de Mayo has become in the U.S.: a celebration of all things Mexican, from mariachi music to sombreros, marked by schools, politicians and companies selling everything from beans to beer. And here’s what … Continue reading

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This Week in the Civil War: April 16-22, 1862

Information courtesy of the Minnesota Civil War Commemoration Task Force Major Highlights for the week       Wednesday April 16, 1862 Confederate President Jefferson Davis approved an act of the Confederate Congress calling for the conscription of every white … 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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Nearly half of Americans identify states’ rights as the primary cause of the Civil War

By EDWARD L. AYERS New York Times Opinion Pages A new poll from the Pew Research Center reports that nearly half of Americans identify states’ rights as the primary cause of the Civil War. This is a remarkable finding, because virtually all American … Continue reading

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Norfolk 4th-grade teacher who held mock slave auction placed on administrative leave

NORFOLK, Va. (AP) — A fourth-grade teacher in Norfolk who staged a mock auction of black and mixed-race students as part of a Civil War history lesson is on administrative leave. Norfolk Public Schools Chief Operations Officer Michael Spencer tells … Continue reading

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Family ties refocus Civil War discussion

Written by DeWayne Wickham  This article appeared in the April 20, 2011 edition of The Tennessean. I see it in a far more personal way. While I’m convinced that the underlying cause of the Civil War was the South’s determination to … Continue reading

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Blacks stay away from 150th-anniversary Civil War events; National Park Service reaches out

Article by: BRUCE SMITH, Associated Press Updated: April 15, 2011 – 2:19 PM CHARLESTON, S.C. – As cannons thudded around Charleston Harbor this week in commemoration of the start of the war that extinguished slavery, the audiences for the 150th-anniversary events … Continue reading

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