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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: June 22-28, 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 22, 1864 Confederate General Robert E. Lee was aware of the move planned by … Continue reading

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This Week in the American Civil War: June 15-21, 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 15, 1864 Federal Major General William F. Smith, from Bermuda Hundred Landing, had orders … Continue reading

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This Week in the American Civil War: June 1-7, 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 1, 1864 COLD HARBOR CAMPAIGN BEGINS As Federal infantry arrived in the Cold Harbor … Continue reading

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This Week in the American Civil War: May 18-24, 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 May 18, 1864 The days of comparative quiet around Spotsylvania, Virginia ended when two Federal … Continue reading

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This Week in the American Civil War: May 11-17, 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 May 11, 1864 BATTLE OF YELLOW TAVERN Six miles north of Richmond at a place called … Continue reading

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This Week in the American Civil War: May 4-10, 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 May 4, 1864 Soon after midnight, the Federal Army of the Potomac moved out from … Continue reading

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On this Date in Civil War History: The Battle of Gettysburg – July 1-3, 1863

Considered by many historians to be the turning point of the Civil War, the Gettysburg campaign began on 3 June 1863 when elements of General Robert E. Lee’s Army of Northern Virginia began leaving their positions near Fredericksburg and heading … Continue reading

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Monument to 1st Minnesota at Gettysburg rededicated on 150th Anniversary

by Jeffrey S. Williams Minnesota Civil War Commemoration Task Force  On July 2, 1863, everything was chaos as smoke filled air, explosions from artillery pieces and cracking of musketry was heard throughout Gettysburg, Pa., a small borough with a population … Continue reading

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State Civil War Contingent Heads to Gettysburg to Share Minnesota’s Story

State legislators, authors, historians, students, part of group heading to historic battlefield for 150th anniversary programs, July 1-3 St. Paul, Minn. (June 28, 2013) – “‘Charge those lines!’ commanded General Winfield S. Hancock. Every man realized in an instant what … Continue reading

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