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Civil War expert Craig Johnson demonstrates how riffles were used. (Photo: Alex Svejkovsky, WJON News)
Civil War expert Craig Johnson demonstrates how riffles were used. (Photo: Alex Svejkovsky, WJON News)
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Melrose Area Museum Commemorates 150th Anniversary of Civil War [VIDEO]

The Melrose Area Museum brings history to life by commemorating the 150th Anniversary of the Civil War.

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frankpierson,flickr
frankpierson,flickr
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Officials Mark Minnesota’s Role At Gettysburg

A contingent of 90 Civil War buffs, elected officials and others from Minnesota is headed to Pennsylvania to help mark the 150th anniversary of the battle at Gettysburg.

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Stephen Miller (Stearns History Museum)
Stephen Miller (Stearns History Museum)
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St. Cloud Area Men Volunteer To Fight In Civil War – on ‘This Date In Central Minnesota History’

On this date 150 years ago, the First Minnesota Volunteer Infantry organized at Fr. Snelling. Stephen A. Miller, who was in the mercantile and real estate business with Henry Swisshelm in St. Cloud, heard this first call for soldiers and went into action. He raised a company of local volunteers and brought them to join the First Regiment at Fort Snelling.

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Governor Mark Dayton
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Governor Dayton Starts Civil War Commemoration Task Force

Gov. Mark Dayton has set up a Civil War Commemoration Task Force.Dayton said in a release that the task force will conduct public educational programs and encourage Minnesota organizations to participate in and develop programs that help expand appreciation for the Civil War.

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