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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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A Battle of Fredericksburg Poem Becomes a Song Performed by Bob Dylan, Jerry Garcia, and Many Others

from: Harrison

What is the best-known image of the 1862 Battle of Fredericksburg? It may be one based on an artwork or artifact highlighting the courage shown by Federal bridge-builders on the Rappahannock, or by the men who charged Marye’s Heights and the Stone Wall. 2,891 more words

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BJ Deming reblogged this on Clear Sight and commented:

Civil War songs, on both sides, are famous. I never know the history behind this one, though.

The American Civil War 150th Anniversary - December 15-21, 1864

Here is a look at some of the events that happened this momentous week in the Civil War.

By week’s end, the North breathed a big sigh of relief that it wouldn’t be invaded by Hood’s Army of Tennessee after all. 2,143 more words

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The American Civil War 150th Anniversary - December 8-14, 1864

Here is a look at events in the Civil War 150 years ago this week. A US general and a US marshal are very, very unhappy campers. 2,100 more words

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The American Civil War 150th Anniversary - December 1-7, 1864

Here is a look at events in the Civil War 150 years ago this week. (Edit: I found a couple of new sources, 31 and 32, in the list below, for the Wilmington expedition and have added a bit of information for that after this post was first published. 2,290 more words

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

Here’s a look at what was happening in the Civil War 150 years ago this week. Unlike past years, many armies had not gone into winter quarters. 1,709 more words

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

Here is a look at events during the Civil War 150 years ago. Sherman had camped out on the first night of his March to the Sea, November 16-17, near Lithonia, Georgia, noting (15): 3,801 more words

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