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Another take on President Abraham Lincoln’s Assassination

Easy Plugin for AdSense by Unreal 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 … 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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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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This Week in the American Civil War: February 1-7, 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 February 1, 1865 After two weeks of preliminary movements and extensive preparation, Federal Major General William … Continue reading

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This Week in the American Civil War: January 25-31, 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 January 25, 1865 The Confederate cruiser Shenandoah reached Melbourne, Australia, and later left for the northern … Continue reading

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This Week in the American Civil War: November 2-8, 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 November 2, 1864 The C.S.S. Venus, part of Confederate Major General Nathan Bedford Forrest’s make-shift naval-cavalry … Continue reading

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This Week in the American Civil War: February 4-10, 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 February 4, 1863 Federal troops drove the Confederates out of Batesville, Arkansas; while a skirmish … Continue reading

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This Week in the American Civil War: January 28-February 3, 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 January 28, 1863 Skirmishing occurred at Indian Village, Louisiana; Nashville, Yorkville and Collierville, Tennessee; and a … Continue reading

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This Week in the American Civil War: December 17-23, 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 17, 1862 As a result of continual political disputes with secretary of the Treasury … Continue reading

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