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Posted at 10:33 AM ET, 08/15/2011

What you missed: Civil War news highlights

This week past, we told you about the diaries of a young Confederate soldier donated to Washington & Lee University, a John Brown sledgehammer , plans for the 150th anniversary of the Battle of Wilson's Creek, a century of delay in dedicating a Union statue in Wisconsin and a period football game reenacted at a museum in Winchester, Va.

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In the New York Times, Michael O. Varhola writes about the early success of the Union effort to keep supplies of food and war time necessaries from reaching the South through navy blockades

More after the jump ...

The New Jersey Jewish Standard’s film critic Josh Isackson reviews and discusses the role of Jews in the Civil War based on a film, “Jewish Soldiers in Blue and Gray.”

The hull of the H. L. Hunley, the Confederate submarine under restoration at a conservation lab, had to be turned upright as part of the work. Scott C. Boyd in the Civil War News reports on how it took 135 movements of 0.33 degrees per movement by 15 people to safely turn the hull

Planning Ahead: Frankfort, Ky., is offering a free Civil War music festival, "Cornets and Cannons: The Civil War Sesquicentennial Music Festival," Sept. 1 to 4 at several locations in the city’s historic district including hotels, churches and parks.

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By Linda Wheeler  |  10:33 AM ET, 08/15/2011

 
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