Annual Civil War Symposium

Commemorating the Late Conflict

Saturday, April 8, 2017, 9:15 A.M.
Fort Snelling History Center

The Rochester, St. Croix Valley, Cannon Valley, Central Minnesota, Hiawatha Valley, Minnesota Valley, Albert Lea and Twin Cities Civil War Roundtables partner with the Minnesota Historical Society and the Minnesota Civil War Commemorative Task Force to jointly sponsor this Civil War Symposium.


8:30 a.m. Registration
9:15 a.m. Welcome, Introductions and Announcements, Stephen Osman
9:30 a.m. Re-reconsidering Longstreet, Rich DiNardo
10:20 a.m. Minnesota Civil War Round Table Brief Introductions
10:30 a.m. Break (browse a variety of Civil War related gifts and books)
11:00 a.m. Sgt. Richard Kirkland, The Angel of Marye’s Heights, Tony Zeibol
Noon  Lunch Break
  Several fast food restaurants are within a 5 minute drive of the Fort on West Seventh Street in St. Paul.
1:00 p.m. 

A Question of Ability:  Professional Soldiers and Talented Amateurs, John Haymond

1:45 p.m. Sneak Preview of TPT’s Civil War Stories: Minnesota’s Black Troops, Dan Bergin
2:15 p.m.

Fort Snelling and the Civil War, Stephen Osman

3:00 p.m. Closing followed by Brief Walking Tour of Civil War Fort Snelling

Fort Snelling History Center is at the junction of Minnesota Highways 5 and 55, one mile east of the International Airport.  From Highway 55 take the Bloomington Road exit and follow the brown Historic Site signs to the big parking lot, then walk down the ramp into the Visitor Center.

Registration:$10 per person.  Students free.  ADVANCED REGISTRATION STRONGLY RECOMMENDED due to limited seating.

Buffet lunch: $15.00 per person, including students. (LIMITED TO FIRST 100 PAID RESERVATIONS)

To register for symposium: Send REGISTRATION FORM with check, payable to TCCWRT to:

Civil War Symposium,
c/o 5540 Sanibel Dr.
Minnetonka, MN 55343

Registration at door for available seating only.


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