Minnesota Gettysburg Anniversary 02 Jul 13

An official delegation of about 90 Minnesotans is in Pennsylvania this week as the nation marks the 150th anniversary of the Battle of Gettysburg. The First Minnesota Infantry, commanded by Colonel William Colvill, played a key role in the pivotal battle on July 2nd, 1863. The First Minnesota suffered 82% casualties, and contributed significantly to defending a key Union position on Cemetery Ridge. The City of New Ulm is commemorating the anniversary of the battle on Wednesday at Riverside Park. The special event takes place from 4 to 8:30, and will include live music, food, cannon fire from the New Ulm Battery, and a scheduled appearance by Governor Mark Dayton. More information can be found at: www.nucivilwar150.com.