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Thursday, January 24, 2013 Tri-County News * Central Minn. Civil War digest: This week 150 years ago Major Highlights for the Weeknition trains and supply wagons Wednesday, Jan. 21, 1863 were mired, horses and mules ~ The winter rains continued to dropped dead and the whole army be Major General Ambrose Burn- was dispirited, wet and hungry. It side's worst enemy along the Rap- was no longer a question of how to pahannock River near Fredericks- move forward, but one of how to burg, Va. His Federal Army of the get back to camp. Potomac was bogged down in mud First Minnesota Volunteer and slime, faillng to make any Infantry Sergeant Myron Shepard appreciable progress, writes, "Rained all last night and In hisdiary, lstMinnesotaVol- gradually most all day. Terri- unteer Infantry Sergeant Myron ble muddy. Burnside's movement Shepard writes, "Rained all last must be a failure on account of the night and nearly all day with- weather. out cissation. Other troops are on Major General Ulysses S. Grant the march but luckily for us, we assumed command of all Federal remain in camp." troops in Arkansas within reach At Sabine Pass, Texas, two Fed- of his orders and then renewed eral blockaders were seized by his attempt to cut a canal across Confederate steamers, and a Fed- "Swampy Toe" opposite Vicks- eral forage train was taken near burg, Miss in an effort to move Murfreesboro, Tenn while other boats and men around the city. Union troops carried out a recon- Friday, Jan. 23, 1863 naissance from there. Another severe winter storm President Abraham Lincoln continued to buffet Virginia as formally ordered Major General Major General Ambrose Burn- Fitz John Porter to be cashiered side's army pulled back to Freder- and dismissed from the service icksburg, the famed "mud march" of the nation and forever disqual- now over. Stung by his defeat, ified from holding any office of Burnside requested that Presi- trust or profit in the government, dent Abraham Lincoln remove This came after an investigation Major Generals Joseph Hooker, of the proceedings against Porter W.E Smith andWilliam B. Franklin for his part in the Second Bull Run from command. He also requested operation. In 1879, a review of the that Hooker be dismissed from the case resulted in the general's favor, service entirely. The proposed but his reappointment to the rank orders accompanied a request to of colonel did not occur until 1886. meet with the president but were Thursday, Jan. 22, 1863 never carried out. The Federal Army of the Saturday, Jan. 24, 1863 Potomac campaign to cross the The Army of the Potomac set- Rappahannock River failed again tied back into its winter quarters due to weather. The Army was lit- at Stafford Heights across the Rap- erally stuck in the mud. Ammu- pahannock River from Fredericks- ntktns sentor Dtntn! Menu Jan.28-Feb. 1 peaches, milk. Suggested donation for those Please call at least one day in 60 or older is $3.85, under advance. Meals may be picked up. 60 is $6.55. Eden Valley din- Monday-Hamburger, oven- ers are served at the Civic Cen- brown potatoes, corn, bun/ ter (attached to the city offices margarine, escalloped apples, building), and should reserve a milk. meal by calling Julie Ruprecht at Tuesday-Chicken ~ la king, (320) 453-8375. Watkins diners peas & carrots, fruit salad, rice, are served at St. Anthony Manor, cookie, milk. and should call Peggi Gohman at Wednesday-Italian meat (320) 764-5615 for reservation by sauce, spaghetti noodles, lettuce/ 1 p.m. the day before your meal. dressing/mixed vegetables, gar- Both sites serve at 11:30 a.m. Mon- lic bnread/margarine, ice cream, daythrough Friday. This service is milk. through Lutheran Social Service, Thursday-Pork loin, whole- funded in part by a contract from parslied potatoes, carrots, dinner the Area Agency on Aging with roll/margarine, poke cake, milk. funding from the Federal Older Friday-Hot beef sandwich, Americans Act through the Min- mashed potatoes/gravy, stewed nesota Board on Aging. tomatoes, bread/margarine, Kimball senior Dinin l Menu Jan. 28-Feb. 1 Suggested contribution for per- sons 60+ and volunteers is $3.50, Monday: Country-friedor what you can afford. Guests steak, whipped potatoes w/ under 60 pay $7. gravy, green & wax beans, REMINDER: When there is a wheat bread, pudding, choice of entree on the menu, you Tuesday: BBQ pork on a bun, will receive the first one listed potato salad, confetti vegetable UNLESS you notify us. The col- salad, molasses cookie, fee pot is on by 11:15 a.m. every Wednesday: Aloha chicken Wednesday. breast, rice pilaf, vegetable med- For more information, call ley, crunchy Romaine salad,Rosalea Hoeft at (320) 398-2211, lemon cake. ext. 13, between 10:30 a.m. and Thursday: Lemon-pepper fish,1 p.m. Gift dining booklets are au gratin potatoes, beets, wheat available at the Senior Dining Site bread, ice cream gelatin, and the State Bank of Kimball. Friday: Liver & onions or mush- Partially funded under contract room & onion steak, whipped with the Central Minnesota Coun- potatoes w/gravy, peas, wheat cil of Aging as part of the Older bread, applesauce. Americans Act and administered Euchre anytime there are by Catholic Charities of the Dio- enough players cese of St. Cloud. 1% milk is served with every meal. Menu is subject to change. 1.861 CIVI L WAR ls6s burg while the arguing, bickering and quarreling among its com- manders continued to increase. President Abraham Lincoln con- ferred with Major General Henry W. Halleck on the military situa- tion while awaiting the arrival of Major General Ambrose Burnside, Army of the Potomac commander. Sunday, Jan. 25, 1863 President Abraham Lin- coln conferred with Major Gen- eral Ambrose Burnside early in the day. Burnside pushed for the removal of corps commanders Hooker, Franklin and Smith and asserted that he would resign if it were not done. Later in the day, Lincoln announced that he had relieved Burnside and appointed Major General Joseph Hooker in place. He also relieved Major Gen- erals Edwin V. Sumner and Wil- liam B. Franklin from duty in the U.S. Army. Monday, Jan. 26, 1863 Major General Joseph Hooker formally took command of the Federal Army of the Potomac at Fredericksburg, Va. Skirmishing occurred at Town- ship, Fla.; Mulberry Springs, Ark.; Grove Church near Morrisville, Va.; and near Fairfax Court House and Middleburg, Va. The C.S.S. Alabama seized another vessel off the coast of San Domingo. Tuesday, Jan. 27, 1863 Federal naval forces led by the U.S.S. Montauk attacked Fort McAllister, a huge earthwork on the Ogeechee River south of Savannah, Ga. After several hours bombardment, the squadron withdrew. Where Minnesota Regiments were the week of Jan. 21-27, 1863 1st Minnesota Volunteer Infan- try- In camp near Falmouth, Va until April 1863. 2nd Minnesota Volunteer Infantry- On guard duty at Galla- tin, Tenn until Jan. 29, 1863. 3rd Minnesota Volunteer Infan- try- On the march from Fort Snel- ling, Minn to Cairo, Ill. Civil War/To page 20 iiRiRiiRiRg,Tr,rnn,rl i, Grand-parenting: What has changed? Discover your new role as grandparents and the latest changes in infant care, feeding methods and home, car and toy safety from 6:30-8:30 p.m. Mon- day, Jan. 28, at CentraCare Health Plaza-Hughes, Mathews Room. Aunts and uncles also are wel- come. Additional classes take place Feb. 25 and March 25. Free. Register at For more information, call St. Cloud Hospital Women & Children's Center at (320) 229-5139. Page 5 Rnnn 'iF1' Holy Cross 'Crock and Roll' Chili Cook-Off Now adding soup The Holy Cross "Crock and Roll" Chili Cook Off is 5-8 p.m. Satur- day, Jan. 26. It will be at Holy Cross School located at 10672 County Rd. 8 in Pearl Lake (Marry). Entry fee is $10 with a mini- mum of three gallons of chili or soup. For entry information, please contact Shannon at (320) 241-7021. All are welcome to come and test chili at 10 tickets for $5. Good only at: 24086 State ~ 15 (just N. of Luxemburg on Hwy 15) 320-251-4533 come Tim Ellis, Owner HRS: Mon-Fri: 7:30-5:30; Sat: North of Hwy. 55 on Hwy. 15 in Kimball 398-2200 Farmers A Good Bank in a Good Town Convenient Hours: Monday-Thursday, 8:30 a.m. - 3:00 (drive-up only 3-4:00 p.m.) Friday, 8:30 a.m. - 6:00 p.m. Saturday, 8:30-11:30 a.m. (walk-up/drive-up only) (320) 764-2600 p,m, Visit us on the web: Member 170 Meeker Ave N, Watkins, Minnesota LENDER =1