A Civil War Twitter battle

  • Article by: KATIE HUMPHREY , Star Tribune
  • Updated: January 8, 2013 - 4:17 PM

Tweeting for the next three years.

Minnesotans who were fleeing slavery, fighting the Civil War or waiting out the conflict at home will have events in their daily lives -- dinner, weather, observations and well wishes for their loved ones -- tweeted regularly for the next three years. The tedium of the long conflict will be interrupted by a flurry of Twitter activity on the 150th anniversary of these Civil War battles and milestones:

1863 (2013)

• Chancellorsville, April 3-May 6.

• Vicksburg, May 19-July 4.

• Gettysburg, July 2-3.

• New York Draft Riots, July 13-16.

• Chickamauga, Sept. 18-20.

• Chattanooga, Nov. 23-25.

1864 (2014)

• Atlanta, May 1-Sept. 2.

• March to the Sea, Nov. 15-Dec. 21.

• Nashville, Dec. 15-16.

1865 (2015)

• Carolinas Campaign, Feb.-March.

• Lee's Surrender, April 9.

• Lincoln's Assassination, April 14-15.

• Johnston's Surrender, April 18.

Source: Minnesota Historical Society, www.mnhs.org/civilwar

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