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On this date in Civil War history – President Abraham Lincoln Assassinated – April 14, 1865

Easy Plugin for AdSense by Unreal President Abraham Lincoln knew that the possibility of his assassination was a constant possibility. In his desk drawer was an envelope marked “Assassination,” full of threats written to him during his administration. On the … Continue reading

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Major General Patrick Ronayne Cleburne, CSA (1828-1864)

One of the more interesting and tragic figures of the Civil War, Pat Cleburne earned a fame that derived from four circumstances: his Irish birth, his remarkable effectiveness as a division commander in the Army of Tennessee, his proposal in … Continue reading

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This Week in the American Civil War: March 16-22, 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 March 16, 1864 Federal troops occupied Alexandria, Louisiana, a salient Red River town. Elsewhere, fighting … Continue reading

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This Week in the American Civil War: March 9-15, 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 March 9, 1864 The President of the United States, Abraham Lincoln, in the presence of … Continue reading

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This Week in the American Civil War: February 24-March 1, 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 February 24, 1864 Confederate General Braxton Bragg was charged with the conduct of military operations … Continue reading

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This Week in the American Civil War: January 27-February 2, 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 January 27, 1864 Confederate President Jefferson Davis asked General Braxton Bragg to come to Richmond, … Continue reading

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This Week in the American Civil War: October 14-20, 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 October 14, 1863 Confederate Lieutenant General Ambrose Powell Hill’s leading corps of the Army of … Continue reading

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This Week in the American Civil War: September 16-22, 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 16, 1863 Major General William S. Rosecrans was concentrating his Army of the Cumberland … Continue reading

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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: August 12-18, 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 August 12, 1863 Heavy Parrott rifles opened from the low-lying sand batteries of Morris Island, … Continue reading

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