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The Home Front

For many Minnesotans, enlistment in the Union army meant leaving behind a farm or business, as well as friends and family. Those who stayed behind adapted their daily lives to support themselves without their loved one. Many on the home front organized into support organizations in order to provide supplies and necessary items for soldiers that were not issued by the military. Click the links below to explore the experiences of different people on Minnesota’s home front during the war.



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War and Rememberance African Americans In Minnesota The Home Front Minnesota's Soldiers Fort Snelling's Role