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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 bridge that saved an Army: The ‘Grapevine Bridge’ and the Battle of Fair Oaks

By Jeffrey S. Williams Minnesota Civil War Commemoration Task Force Following the Siege of Yorktown, Battles of Williamsburg and West Point, along with the Union Navy’s failed assault against Drewry’s Bluff, the Federal forces of Major General George B. McClellan … Continue reading

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