Category Archives: Commemoration

Minnesota Makes Do Without a Civil War Battlefield

Easy AdSense by Unreal By JOHN HANC A version of this article appears in print on March 20, 2014, on page F24 of the New York edition with the headline: Making Do Without Civil War Battlefield. ST. PAUL — THE Civil War seems … Continue reading

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Gettysburg Address remembered on 150th Anniversary

by Jeffrey S. Williams Minnesota Civil War Commemoration Task Force President Abraham Lincoln was incorrect when he asserted that “the world will little note, nor long remember, what we say here,” when he presented his “few appropriate remarks” to open … Continue reading

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Full Text of the Dedication of the Soldier’s National Cemetery, Gettysburg, Pennsylvania – November 19, 1863

ORDER OF PROCESSION FOR THE CONSECRATION OF THE NATIONAL CEMETERY AT GETTYSBURG, PA., ON THE 19th OF NOVEMBER, 1863. Military under command of Major-General Couch. Major-General Meade and Staff, and the Officers and Soldiers of the Army of the Potomac. … Continue reading

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Lincoln to present Gettysburg Address on historic anniversary

          The Minnesota Civil War Commemoration Task Force has sponsored Max Daniels, a veteran Abraham Lincoln impersonator, to present a history of the Gettysburg Address at three venues throughout the Twin Cities. On Nov. 19, 1863, … Continue reading

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Monument to 1st Minnesota at Gettysburg rededicated on 150th Anniversary

by Jeffrey S. Williams Minnesota Civil War Commemoration Task Force  On July 2, 1863, everything was chaos as smoke filled air, explosions from artillery pieces and cracking of musketry was heard throughout Gettysburg, Pa., a small borough with a population … Continue reading

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State Civil War Contingent Heads to Gettysburg to Share Minnesota’s Story

State legislators, authors, historians, students, part of group heading to historic battlefield for 150th anniversary programs, July 1-3 St. Paul, Minn. (June 28, 2013) – “‘Charge those lines!’ commanded General Winfield S. Hancock. Every man realized in an instant what … Continue reading

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Memorial dedicated to 38 Dakota executed in 1862 unveiled

Story and photos by Jeffrey S. Williams Minnesota Civil War Commemoration Task Force “The cold air is nothing compared to what happened on this day 150 years ago,” said David Brave Heart, Mankato Mdewankantonwan Association chairman, as hundreds of people … Continue reading

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U.S.-Dakota War Sesquicentennial Commemorations Scheduled This Week

St. Paul, Minn. – Events are planned around the state this week to commemorate the anniversary of the 1862 U.S.-Dakota War, which began 150 years ago this week. The Minnesota Civil War Commemoration Task Force released this updated schedule for events … Continue reading

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Pawn broker seeks 153rd Pennsylvania descendant

By Chad Smith Pocono Record Writer April 27, 2012 When a woman brought some Civil War memorabilia into P&J Coin and Gold Exchange in Brodheadsville two years ago, pawnbroker Paul Mastronardi bought the items with intentions to sell them for a … Continue reading

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Two men who died in Civil War camp remembered in Watkinsville

By WAYNE FORD – Onlineathens.com Originally published April 20, 2012 When a Union raiding party came through Watkinsville in August 1864 during the Civil War, the soldiers seized two local businessmen who never returned leaving a mystery that wouldn’t be solved until … Continue reading

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