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Spotlight: Saluting the Civil War at Red Wing High School

Minnesota, barely 3 years old at the time the Civil War broke out, was the first to respond to President Abraham Lincoln's request for volunteer regiments. Find out how important Minnesota's role was to the Union cause.

Saluting the Civil War — Minnesota's Role will begin at 7 p.m. Thursday, April 26, at Red Wing High School, 2561 Eagle Drive Drive.

Doug Ohman has journeyed across the state finding graves and remembering those who served this tragic but interesting chapter in American history. The gifted storyteller, whose photography and historical perspective, has been featured in numerous newspapers, magazines and books.

This evening program is held in partnership with Red Wing Community Education. The cost is $15. To register or buy a ticket, call 651-385-4565 or visit

The program will take place at Red Wing High School. Enter through door 40.