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150th anniversary of the 20th Michigan in the Battle of the Crater

By June 12, 1864 the Confederates stopped the Union forces outside of Petersburg, Virginia. The Union ceased assaulting Petersburg and switched to a siege.

In an attempt to break into Petersburg, IXth Corps Union troops with coal mining experience dug a tunnel  to place a mine under Confederate fortifications just east of Petersburg. 318 more words

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The Civil War letters of Anson Croman's comrade Dwight Brewer

None of Anson Croman’s, our Civil War ancestor, letters if any have survived.

However, the letters of Dwight D. Brewer from Jackson, Michigan who served with Anson in Company F, 20th Michigan Infantry Regiment have survived. 397 more words

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150th anniversary of Anson Croman and the 20th Michigan at the 1863 siege & battle of Knoxville

In August 1863, after the fall of Vicksburg, Mississippi, the 20th Michigan returned to Kentucky.

In October, the 20th Michigan crossed through the Cumberland Gap to eastern Tennessee. 464 more words

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Two anniversaries: the 150th of the Battle of Gettysburg and Siege of Vicksburg

During the observance of the 150th anniversary of the 1863 Battle of Gettysburg the question is again asked: “What if the Confederates had won?”.

Here’s my answer: 977 more words

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150 years after the Emancipation Proclamation slavery continues

Union soldiers held a variety of opinions the abolition of  slavery. Union soldiers from slave states probably hoped to restore the Union without the abolition of slavery. 266 more words

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Anson Croman and the modern Texas seccession movement

Union soldiers held a variety of opinions about the future of slavery, civil rights for African-Americans, and the equality of all people.

However, they may have been near unanimous about one issue. 535 more words

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