Gettysburg

by Jonathan Young ECM Sun Newspapers David Biren, a Civil War re-enactor from Elk River, went to Gettysburg as a member of the official Minnesota delegation marking the battle’s 150th anniversary July 1-3. Biren and other re-enactors traveled to Pennsylvania the week before the battle’s anniversary to participate in re-enactments near the battlefield June 27-30. […]

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by Jonathan Young ECM Sun Publications A Princeton man served as one of the official photographers for the Minnesota delegation to Gettysburg for the 150th anniversary of the battle July 1-3. Jay Grammond, of Princeton, works in adult community education in the Elk River Area School District, but photography is his hobby and passion. He […]

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by Jonathan Young ECM Publishers An official state delegation to Gettysburg rededicated the three Minnesota monuments on the battlefield during the battle’s 150th anniversary July 1-3. Minnesotans laid a wreath at the foot of each monument and honored the 1st Minnesota Volunteer Infantry Regiment’s role in the conflict. Although it was the only Minnesota regiment […]

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by Jonathan Young ECM Sun Newspapers Two Otsego brothers, Ransom A. Bartlett and George W. Bartlett, fought side by side in Company D of the 1st Minnesota. Ransom Bartlett was 24 when the war broke out and had already settled into a job as a carpenter in the Otsego Township. Originally from Canada, Ransom Bartlett’s […]

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by Jonathan Young ECM Sun Newspapers It was an open field they charged across, headlong into whistling balls of lead that cut men down as they ran. The soldiers of the 1st Minnesota knew the bayonet charge they were making was suicide. Gen. Winfield Scott Hancock, who gave the order, knew it, too, but he […]

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Sun Newspapers’ news editor Jonathan Young is in Gettysburg this week, as the nation honors the 150th anniversary of the famous Civil War battle. He is traveling with Minnesota’s Civil War Commemorative Task Force, covering the events for ECM Publishers. Read about Jonathan Young’s travels on his blog, ecmgettysburg150. He arrived Monday and is spending the […]

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