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Minnesota Makes Do Without a Civil War Battlefield

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 a long way from … 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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An American Tragedy – Revisiting the sad conclusion to the U.S.-Dakota War

By Jeffrey S. Williams Minnesota Civil War Commemoration Task Force Following the U.S.-Dakota War in August-September, 1862, Henry Hastings Sibley was promoted to the rank of brigadier general in the United States Army on September 29, 1862, and placed in … 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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Narrative of the Tenth Regiment, Minnesota Infantry

By Gen. J.H. Baker [From Minnesota in the Civil and Indian Wars Vol. I, pp 455-471] For the purpose of raising the quota of troops to be furnished by the State of Minnesota, under the calls of the president of … Continue reading

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This Week in the American Civil War – March 26- April 1, 1862

Information courtesy of the  Minnesota Civil War Commemoration Task Force Major Highlights for the week Wednesday March 26, 1862 The Confederate campaign in New Mexico was nearing its climax. A Confederate column marched out on the Santa Fe Trail and … Continue reading

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