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On This Date in Civil War History: Vicksburg Campaign – May-July 1863

Easy Plugin for AdSense by Unreal During the winter of 1862-1863, Union Major General Ulysses S. Grant made several unsuccessful forays to capture the strategic fortress city of Vicksburg, Mississippi. A combination of swampy bogs along the Yazoo River north … Continue reading

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This Week in the American Civil War: May 20-26, 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 May 20, 1863 Confederate President Jefferson Davis was improving after being ill for the past … Continue reading

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This Week in the American Civil War: May 13-19, 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 May 13, 1863 Two corps of Major General Ulysses S. Grant’s army moved towards Jackson, … Continue reading

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This Week in the American Civil War: February 11-17, 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 11, 1863 The Confederate commissioner to Great Britain James M. Mason addressed a Lord … Continue reading

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This Week in the American Civil War: December 24-30, 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 24, 1862 Union army forces occupied Galveston, Texas, already partially in control of the … Continue reading

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This Week in the American Civil War: December 10-16, 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 10, 1862 Major General Ambrose Burnside increased his activities at Falmouth, Virginia, indicating an … Continue reading

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This Week in the American Civil War: June 4-10, 1862

Courtesy of the Minnesota Civil War Commemoration Task Force Major Highlights for the Week Wednesday June 4, 1862 Confederate troops regretfully completed their evacuation of Fort Pillow on the Mississippi River. Meanwhile, frightened Southern planters were burning immense amounts of … Continue reading

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