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The American Civil War 150th Anniversary - January 26 to February 1, 1865

Here’s a look at events in the Civil War 150 years ago this week.

In Pocotaligo, South Carolina, the weather has improved, and General Sherman is waiting for river flooding to subside before beginning his march through the state to… 2,016 more words

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The American Civil War 150th Anniversary - January 19-25, 1865

Here’s a look at events in the Civil War 150 years ago this week. US General Phil Sheridan’s troops are in winter quarters in the Shenandoah Valley (and Sheridan has requested 50,000 pairs of mittens for them, per source 25, because it’s… 2,411 more words

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The American Civil War 150th Anniversary - January 12-18, 1865

Here’s a look at events in the Civil War 150 years ago this week.

History remembers well the events in the eastern theater – and there will be a dramatic fight in North Carolina this week – but we can’t overlook the tense standoff along the Tennessee River in the western theater, where Federal cavalry under US General James Wilson is skirmishing constantly with CS General Nathan Bedford Forrest’s cavalry along the borders of the territory in Alabama and Mississippi. 2,654 more words

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The American Civil War 150th Anniversary - Addendum to December 29, 1864, to January 4, 1865

Upate, January 7, 2014: While working on next week’s Civil War post, in which US cavalry commander James Wilson worries at CS General Nathan Bedford Forrest, I came across online information from the Talladega County American History & Genealogy Project about a fight that happened in the first week of January, shortly after US General Thomas called off the pursuit of Hood’s army. 638 more words

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The American Civil War 150th Anniversary - January 5-11, 1865

Here is a look at the events happening in the Civil War, 150 years ago this week.

It seems that few are in winter quarters during the winter of 1864-1865. 884 more words

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The American Civil War 150th Anniversary - December 29, 1864, to January 4, 1865

Here’s a look at the events that happened in the Civil War 150 years ago this week.

What will you do after the war?

CS General John Bell Hood has managed to bring what’s left of his Army of Tennessee to safety in Tuscumbia, Alabama, but the mood of all the Confederate soldiers is somber. 2,485 more words

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The American Civil War 150th Anniversary - December 22-28, 1864

Here’s a look at some of the things that happened this week 150 years ago in the Civil War. CS General Nathan Bedford Forrest fought long and hard to cover the retreat of General Hood and the Army of Tennessee…and they got away. 2,289 more words

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