November 21, 2017

“Three Paths to Glory: The 2nd and 5th Minnesota Regiments and the 1st Tennessee in the First Year of the Civil War”
– Representative Dean Urdahl

November 21, 2017

Three Paths to Glory is the fictional, history-based story of three regiments in the American Civil War: the 2nd and 5th Minnesota and the 1st Tennessee. It follows each of the regiments through the war through the eyes of men serving in them. Clinton Cilley, of the 2nd Minnesota will be awarded the Congressional Medal of Honor, Jimmy Dunn of the 5th fights bravely in the Indian wars and at Nashville. Sam Davccis of the 1st Tennessee is remembered as the “Boy Hero of the Confederacy” for his gallant and noble deeds. Three Paths to Glory centers on the first two years of the war in the western theater.

Dean Urdahl is a member of the Minnesota House of Representatives. He served as Minnesota’s commissioner to the Abraham Lincoln Bicentennial Commission and was instrumental in forming the Minnesota Civil War Sesquicentennial Commission. A former history teacher and writer of historical fiction, Dean Urdahl has authored a series of novels – Uprising, Retribution, Pursuit, Conspiracy! and Three Paths to Glory – detailing events of the 1860s.