Preserving Minnesota’s Civil War Battle Flags

Minnesota regiments played an important role in the Civil War, sending some 25,000 men to fight for the Union.  Minnesota soldiers faced combat at  Shiloh, Gettysburg, and Missionary Ridge,  and many also took part in the U.S.-Dakota War of 1862, fought on Minnesota soil.  Watch the video below and read more about Minnesota’s role in the Civil War at the Minnesota Historical Society.

You might also enjoy reading:

Minnesota in the Civil War, an Illustrated History

Brackett’s Battalion, Minnesota in the Civil War and Dakota War

Through Dakota Eyes: Narrative Accounts of the Minnesota Indian War 1862

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