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This Week in the American Civil War: June 21-27, 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 June 21, 1865 President Andrew Johnson named Lewis E. Parsons as provisional governor of Alabama. The … Continue reading

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This Week in the American Civil War: June 14-20, 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 June 14, 1865 John Mitchell, editor of the Richmond Examiner newspaper was arrested by Federal authorities on … Continue reading

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This Week in the American Civil War: May 10-16, 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 May 10, 1865 Early in the morning, Federal troops surprised the encampment of Confederate President Jefferson … Continue reading

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This Week in the American Civil War: May 3-9, 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 May 3, 1865 By daylight, Confederate President Jefferson Davis and what remained of his Cabinet crossed … 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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Another take on President Abraham Lincoln’s Assassination

by Jeffrey S. Williams The son of a well-known actor, John Wilkes Booth was an accomplished actor by 1859 and was performing in Richmond, Virginia, in November of that year when he spontaneously joined the Richmond Grays, a local militia … Continue reading

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

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 evening of Good Friday, 14 April … Continue reading

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This Week in the American Civil War: April 12-18, 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 12, 1865 SURRENDER OF MOBILE, ALABAMA The final major city of the Confederacy fell as … Continue reading

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On this date in Civil War history – Lee Surrenders at Appomattox Court House – April 9, 1865

The small Virginia town of Appomattox Court House, ninety miles west of Richmond, was the site of the surrender of the Army of Northern Virginia to Federal forces on 9 April 1865. A twelve-day campaign drew both armies away from the … Continue reading

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This Week in the American Civil War: April 5-11, 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 5, 1865 Confederate General Robert E. Lee was confronted by a lack of supplies for … Continue reading

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