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This Week in the American Civil War: May 18-24, 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 May 18, 1864 The days of comparative quiet around … Continue reading

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This Week in the American Civil War: April 29-May 5, 1863

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 April 29, 1863 In Virginia, the majority of Major General Joseph Hooker’s Army of the … Continue reading

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Day camp brings Civil War to life for area youngsters

From weaponry to quilt squares, area youths learn about life in the Civil War at Spotsylvania day camp. BY AMY FLOWERS UMBLE, Fredericksburg.com The new recruits lined up, and one by one each private marched up for a rifle. Decked … Continue reading

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What are the ten costliest battles of the Civil War? Here’s your answer:

#1 Battle of Gettysburg  Date: July 1-3, 1863 Location: Pennsylvania Confederate Commander: Robert E. Lee Union Commander: George G. Meade  Confederate Forces Engaged: 75,000  Union Forces Engaged: 82,289 Winner: Union  Casualties: 51,112 (23,049 Union and 28,063 Confederate)   #2 Battle of Chickamauga Date: September 19-20, 1863 Location: Georgia  Confederate Commander: Braxton … Continue reading

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