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History Break – Answering Lincoln’s Call: Hamline’s Men and Women during the Civil War Years

April 20 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

Among the first Minnesota volunteers to fight in the Civil War, students at Red Wing’s Hamline University become deeply involved in the disastrous conflict from the first combat losses of former classmates at Bull Run through the years of fighting that follow. A company of Hamline soldiers also take part in the tragic US–Dakota War of 1862, an internal “civil war” with the Minnesota Mdewakanton. Letters and diaries bring insight to the lives of women students on the home front, and a remarkable collection of images—nearly every man and woman quoted was photographed—help personalize their stories.

Join us at noon on April 20th for part four of a six part history break series “Red Wing and Its Place in Minnesota History: Untold Stories.” With Red Wing native and award-winning author Frederick L. Johnson, in consideration of four decades of historical research on Minnesota, takes an in-depth look at significant local stories his general histories could not cover. Each topic addressed considers an event, person or trend significant in Red Wing and Goodhue County’s past, and in Minnesota history as well. As always, he relies on primary-sourced documentation and images to illuminate his talks.  

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April 20
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm