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Minnesota Makes Do Without a Civil War Battlefield

Easy AdSense by Unreal 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 … Continue reading

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Remarks on the Anniversary of the passing of Chief Little Crow

by Dean Urdahl Minnesota Civil War Commemoration Task Force Hutchinson, Minnesota – (July 6, 2013) Two battles in the U.S.-Dakota War of 1862 are officially listed as Civil War battles:  Fort Ridgely and Wood Lake.  The Minnesota Civil War Commemoration … 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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State Civil War Contingent Heads to Gettysburg to Share Minnesota’s Story

State legislators, authors, historians, students, part of group heading to historic battlefield for 150th anniversary programs, July 1-3 St. Paul, Minn. (June 28, 2013) – “‘Charge those lines!’ commanded General Winfield S. Hancock. Every man realized in an instant what … Continue reading

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Panel Discussion for the film LINCOLN

The Minnesota Civil War Commemoration Task Force hosted a premiere screening of the film “Lincoln” at the Theatres at Mall of America in Bloomington, Minnesota on November 16, 2012 with a post-film panel discussion. [amazon_link id="1358327417" target="_blank" container="" container_class="" ][/amazon_link] … 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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Minnesota Civil War Commemoration Task Force unveils logo

Co-chairs Secretary of State Mark Ritchie and Rep. Dean Urdahl, and Civil War Commemoration Task Force members Brian Rice, D. Stephen Elliott and Jeffrey Williams presented the winning design from the task force’s logo contest and introduced the artist who … Continue reading

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