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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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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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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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Park Board attorney says it can’t change Lake Calhoun’s name

By Anthony Lonetree, Star Tribune Lake Calhoun or Lake Humphrey? Never mind, an attorney suggests. In a three-page opinion addressing a potential renaming of Lake Calhoun, Brian Rice, attorney for the Minneapolis Park Board, says he believes the board “has … Continue reading

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Could ‘chain of lakes’ be Isles, Harriet – Humphrey?

Article by Anthony Lonetree, Star Tribune  A Civil War history buff wants Lake Calhoun’s name changed because John C. Calhoun was passionately pro-slavery. The lake’s name has been debated before, but changing it is no small matter. John Winters, it … Continue reading

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