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Minnesota’s Governor Dayton Walks Out of Meeting over Civil War Art, Commission Votes to Keep

By DON DAVIS / FORUM NEWS SERVICE PUBLISHED: November 29, 2016 at 4:23 pm | UPDATED: November 29, 2016 at 10:19 pm Gov. Mark Dayton abruptly walked out of a meeting Tuesday amid a deepening disagreement about whether Civil War … Continue reading

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Mill Springs Sesquicentennial Commemoration Kicks Off Fundraising Efforts for 16 Acres of Hallowed Ground

Prior to 150th anniversary reenactment of the Battle of Mill Springs, Civil War Trust announces fundraising campaign to preserve 16 additional acres on the battlefield (Mill Springs, Ky.) – At a ceremony prior to the beginning of tomorrow’s Mill Springs Battlefield … Continue reading

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Minnesotans faced first Civil War combat action at Mill Springs 150 years ago

By Darryl Sannes Minnesota Civil War Commemoration Task Force  The Second Minnesota Volunteer Infantry distinguished itself during actions at the Battle of Mill Springs, Ky., 150 years ago Thursday. The regiment faced Confederate soldiers from Mississippi and Tennessee during the … Continue reading

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On this Date in Civil War History: January 19, 1862 – Battle of Mill Springs (150th Anniversary)

Confederate Brigadier General Felix Kirk Zollicoffer had been operating in eastern Kentucky near Cumberland Gap since September 1861. In an attempt to guard as much territory in southeastern Kentucky as possible, he moved to Mill Springs on the south bank … Continue reading

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