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Commemorations

Minnesotans have been commemorating the Civil War since it ended in 1865. The war has been remembered in different ways, from statues and monuments, to parades and even battle reenactments. Click the items on the right-hand side to see some of the ways Minnesotans have commemorated the war.



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1st Minnesota veteran button


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Group gathering at Devil's Den, Gettysburg, Pennsylvania, possibly to commemorate the Battle of Gettysburg in the Civil War.


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1st Minnesota Regiment Patriarchal Circle ribbon


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Memorial Day observance, Oakland Cemetery, Marine.


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"Soldiers' Monument", The Saint Paul Globe, November 15, 1903


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First Minnesota monument at Gettysburg.


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Civil War flags in the rotunda, first floor.


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Commemoration of the one hundredth anniversary of the Civil War 47th Viking Division of the National Guard at Fort Ripley.


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First Minnesota Volunteers at Memorial Day ceremonies.


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