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This Week in the American Civil War: June 28 – July 7, 1865

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 28, 1865 The C.S.S. Shenandoah took eleven whaling vessels … Continue reading

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This Week in the American Civil War: April 19-25, 1865

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 19, 1865 FUNERAL SERVICES FOR PRESIDENT LINCOLN President Andrew Johnson, the Cabinet, Supreme Court justices, … Continue reading

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This Week in the American Civil War: January 11-17, 1865

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 January 11, 1865 Meeting in St. Louis, the Constitutional Convention of Missouri adopted an ordinance abolishing … Continue reading

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New Civil War monument honors Minnesotans who fought at Nashville

By Jeffrey S. Williams Minnesota Civil War Commemoration Task Force Members of the Battle of Nashville Preservation Society and the Minnesota Civil War Commemoration Task Force on Nov. 16 dedicated a new Civil War marker on Shy’s Hill in Nashville, … Continue reading

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Battle of Fredericktown re-enactment this weekend

By MARIDEE LAWSON Daily Journal – Democrat News This article originally appeared on October 16, 2013 The Battle of Fredericktown took place Oct. 21, 1861, mostly due to interest in lead mines in the local area. The southern states had … Continue reading

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Narrative of the Tenth Regiment, Minnesota Infantry

By Gen. J.H. Baker [From Minnesota in the Civil and Indian Wars Vol. I, pp 455-471] For the purpose of raising the quota of troops to be furnished by the State of Minnesota, under the calls of the president of … Continue reading

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This Week in the American Civil War – March 26- April 1, 1862

Information courtesy of the  Minnesota Civil War Commemoration Task Force Major Highlights for the week Wednesday March 26, 1862 The Confederate campaign in New Mexico was nearing its climax. A Confederate column marched out on the Santa Fe Trail and … Continue reading

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On this date in Civil War history: August 2, 1861

Friday August 2, 1861 The Federal Congress passed the first national income tax measure, calling for 3 percent on incomes over $800. The bill also provided for new and stiffer tariffs. Northern forces abandoned Fort Stanton, New Mexico Territory, in … Continue reading

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Steamboat SULTANA biographical information

The following information is from Way’s Packet Directory 1848-1994 compiled by Frederick Way Jr. The SULTANA is vessel number 5216 in the directory. SULTANA SW p wh b. Cincinnati, Oh., 660 tons. 260×42 (39 ft. floor) x 7. Engines, 25’s … Continue reading

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On this date in Civil War history: April 27, 1865 – Tragedy on the Mississippi – Sultana explodes, thousands die

On 27 April 1865, the steamboat Sultana exploded and sank in the Mississippi River near Memphis, Tennessee, causing the greatest marine disaster in U.S. history. Approximately 1,700 people, mostly discharged Union soldiers, lost their lives on a frigid spring night … Continue reading

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