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The American Civil War 150th Anniversary - March 31-April 6, 1864

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

As mentioned earlier, General Banks’ Red River campaign is unfolding (and falling apart) throughout this time. 1,850 more words

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Even a Blind Hog...

My streak (if two-in-a-row can properly be called a streak) of Regimental Fire and Fury victories has been ended.

I played The Scarlet J in a straight-up meeting engagement this Saturday and was fairly thoroughly thrashed.   290 more words

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The American Civil War 150th Anniversary - March 24-30, 1864

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

As noted last week, General Banks’ Red River campaign is unfolding (and falling apart) throughout this time. 1,647 more words

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The American Civil War 150th Anniversary - March 17-23, 1864

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

In these weeks leading up to the massacre at Fort Pillow, here’s a note on terms for black US troops in the Civil War: I am not sure when the term “United States Colored Troops” should apply for a given unit. 879 more words

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Pea Ridge: 152nd Anniversary (Reference Photos)

The battle of Pea Ridge occurred on March 7-8, 1862, but they ‘celebrated’ the anniversary this weekend, which was the 15th-16th. There was a small collection of reenactors doing demonstrations, and, as the highlight, the national park brought out their functioning 6 pound smoothbore and had it fired a few times. 442 more words

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The American Civil War 150th Anniversary - March 10-16, 1864

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

The Union plan

McPherson (2, including quotes) describes Grant’s plan this way: Noting that Union armies in the past have “acted independently and without concert, like a balky team, no two ever pulling together,” General Grant will have his… 2,250 more words

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The 2nd Battle of Maggie's Farm

Yet another game of Regimental Fire and Fury. I’m really enjoying the set of rules, though I suppose that might have something to do with my having won the last two games. 1,014 more words

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