Minnesotan was a Gettysburg hero
By Mike Creger
Forum News Service
DULUTH -- William Colvill was easily the most revered person in Minnesota after the Civil War. He was a hero, the colonel who led the historic First Minnesota regiment on a battle-saving charge at Gettysburg 150 years ago Tuesday.
He was a giant of a man in legend and in stature at 6 feet, 5 inches tall.