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This Week in the American Civil War: August 24-30, 1864

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This Week in the American Civil War: September 9-15, 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 September 9, 1863 Confederate General Braxton Bragg and his Army of Tennessee had left Chattanooga. … Continue reading

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This Week in the American Civil War: November 26-December 2, 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 26, 1862 President Abraham Lincoln traveled to Belle Plain, Virginia for a conference with … Continue reading

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This Week in the American Civil War – May 21-27, 1862

Information Courtesy of the Minnesota Civil War Commemoration Task Force Major Highlights for the week Wednesday May 21, 1862      Confederate Major General Thomas J. “Stonewall” Jackson’s forces were on the march in Virginia’s Luray Valley heading towards Front … Continue reading

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This Week in the American Civil War – May 14-20, 1862

Major Highlights for the Week Courtesy of the Minnesota Civil War Commemoration Task Force Wednesday May 14, 1862 Skirmishing continued near Corinth, Miss., on the Memphis and Charleston Railroad, as well as the Mobile and Ohio Railroad. Federal Major General … Continue reading

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On this date in Civil War history: March 6-8, 1862 – Battle of Pea Ridge

The battle of Pea Ridge, also known by Southerners as the battle of Elkhorn Tavern, was the most famous engagement fought in the trans-Mississippi region. It also was the key to Union domination of that area, for Federal forces cleared … Continue reading

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