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This Week in the American Civil War: June 8-14, 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 June 8, 1864 In Georgia, Federal Major General William T. Sherman’s troops sloshed through mud … Continue reading

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Lieutenant General Thomas J. “Stonewall” Jackson (1824-1863) C.S.A.

Thomas Jonathan Jackson was known as “Stonewall,” but “the Christian soldier” would have been a more appropriate title. his military experience was in artillery, yet he excelled as a commander of infantry. Soldiers adored him, despite the fact that he … Continue reading

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This Week in the American Civil War: June 18-24, 1862

Courtesy of the Minnesota Civil War Commemoration Task Force Major Highlights for the Week Wednesday June 18, 1862 Federal troops under Brigadier General George W. Morgan occupied the Cumberland Gap, an important trail through the rugged mountains where Kentucky, Tennessee … Continue reading

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On this date in Civil War History: May 31-June 1, 1862 – The Battle of Fair Oaks/Seven Pines

In the aftermath of Confederate general Joseph E. Johnston’s evacuation of Yorktown and his army’s retirement up the Virginia peninsula toward Richmond, the Army of the Potomac under George B. McClellan began a slow but steady pursuit. Although tempered by … Continue reading

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The bridge that saved an Army: The ‘Grapevine Bridge’ and the Battle of Fair Oaks

By Jeffrey S. Williams Minnesota Civil War Commemoration Task Force Following the Siege of Yorktown, Battles of Williamsburg and West Point, along with the Union Navy’s failed assault against Drewry’s Bluff, the Federal forces of Major General George B. McClellan … Continue reading

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