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This Week in the American Civil War: December 31 – January 6, 1863

Easy 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 December 31, 1862 BATTLE OF STONE’S RIVER, TENNESSEE BEGINS The Confederates … Continue reading

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This Week in the American Civil War: December 3-9, 1862

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 December 3, 1862 An attack occurred on a Federal forage train on the Hardin Pike … Continue reading

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This Week in the American Civil War: November 12-18, 1862

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 November 12, 1862 Action occurred along Stone’s River in Tennessee, and operation around Suffolk, Virginia … Continue reading

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Civil War Vets Help Popularlize The National Pastime

Some 30 men who either played or managed major league baseball served in the Civil War. In addition, three of the first five National League presidents wore the Union blue in the “War Between the States.” By Tim Dyhouse, VFW … 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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