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The American Civil War 150th Anniversary - September 29 to October 5, 1864

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

As we will see below, early October 1864 saw an interesting exchange of correspondence between Generals Robert E. 2,361 more words

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

Here is a look at events in the Civil War 150 years ago this week. US General Sherman occupies Atlanta, but CS President Jefferson Davis, General John Bell Hood, and General Nathan Bedford Forrest are not about to let him take his next planned step – a march to the sea, capturing the city of Savannah, Georgia – without a fight. 1,709 more words

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

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

But first, what was John Wilkes Booth up to? Michael Kauffman (source 27 below) says that Booth’s plot, which apparently did start out as a scheme to kidnap US President Lincoln rather than murder him, didn’t become active until after the October elections. 913 more words

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

Here is a look at events in the Civil War 150 years ago this week. We won’t hear much from CS General Forrest, who has halted his movement toward Mobile and is now deploying his men and repairing the railroad in preparation for another assault on General Sherman’s supply lines, this time in northern Alabama and middle Tennessee. 1,598 more words

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

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

September 1

Battles: Georgia operations, Siege of Atlanta: The Battle of Jonesboro… 1,695 more words

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The American Civil War 150th Anniversary - August 25-31, 1864

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

We won’t be hearing too much from General Grant this week, or from CS General Nathan Bedford Forrest in Mississippi. 2,205 more words

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Inside, outside, Stateside - attempting The Civil War

I’m from the UK. When we say ‘The Civil War’, we mean the conflict of 1642-1649 (if you define it narrowly) between the Roundheads and the Cavaliers, at the end of which Oliver Cromwell cut off the King’s head, before assuming all the benefits of kingship himself. 432 more words

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