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A cannon sits at the center of the exhibit, a reminder of the devastating weapons used by - and against - Minnesota's Civil War soldiers.

Personal, painful, poignant: Area heroes showcased in Minnesota's 'legendary' Civil War history


ST. PAUL -- On the second day of the Battle of Gettysburg, Confederate forces had broken through the Union Army lines. Col. William Colvill, commander of the 1st Minnesota Volunteer Infantry, was ordered to charge his regiment in a desperate attempt to stall the Confederate advance.

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Michael Brun
Michael Brun is a graduate of the University of Wisconsin-River Falls journalism program. He has worked for the Republican Eagle since March 2013, covering county government, health and local events. 
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