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Minnesota Civil War Commemoration Task Force “Nashville” video series

The Minnesota Civil War Commemoration Task Force observed the anniversaries of the Battles of Franklin and Nashville from November 13-17, 2014 which culminated in the dedication to a marker on Shy’s Hill in Nashville on November 16. The marker commemorates … Continue reading

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New Civil War monument honors Minnesotans who fought at Nashville

By Jeffrey S. Williams Minnesota Civil War Commemoration Task Force Members of the Battle of Nashville Preservation Society and the Minnesota Civil War Commemoration Task Force on Nov. 16 dedicated a new Civil War marker on Shy’s Hill in Nashville, … 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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The First Minnesota and the Siege of Yorktown – May 5, 1862

By Darryl Sannes Minnesota Civil War Commemoration Task Force On May 5, 1862, the Union Army of the Potomac entered the abandoned Confederate entrenchments at Yorktown, Virginia. The first major confrontation in this campaign had been a success for the … 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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