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This Week in the American Civil War: May 18-24, 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 May 18, 1864 The days of comparative quiet around Spotsylvania, Virginia ended when two Federal … Continue reading

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This Week in the American Civil War: May 11-17, 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 May 11, 1864 BATTLE OF YELLOW TAVERN Six miles north of Richmond at a place called … Continue reading

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Ulysses Simpson Grant – 18th U.S. President and General-in-Chief of the U.S. Army (1822-1885)

Born Hiram Ulysses Grant, he unprotestingly accepted the clerical error changing his name to Ulysses Simpson Grant when he entered West Point in 1839. His new name, U.S. Grant, lent itself to his Old Army nickname, Uncle Sam Grant, or … Continue reading

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National organization recognizes battlefield preservation champions from Alabama, Georgia and Tennessee

(Chattanooga, Tenn.) – During a ceremony this evening Fairyland Club on Lookout Mountain, the Civil War Trust, a national battlefield preservation organization, will recognize three outstanding historic preservation advocates with its Chairman’s Awards for Achievement.  The awards, presented by the Trust’s … 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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Remembering the 1,040-man West Michigan regiment who fought in Civil War 150 years ago

By Garret Ellison | The Grand Rapids Press   GRAND RAPIDS — In the shadow of the old South High School on Hall Street SE, current home of the Gerald R. Ford Job Corps Center, sits a boulder steeped in history. The … Continue reading

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Spotsylvania will hold several Civil War events this weekend.

Spotsylvania will hold several Civil War events this weekend. By Amy Flowers Umble The Civil War will return to Spotsylvania next weekend. The county will host several re-enactment events to mark the anniversary of the Battle of Spotsylvania. The events … Continue reading

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