Annual Civil War Symposium

American Civil War education – a day’s worth of knowledge for everyone

Saturday, April 2, 2022 

The Rochester, St. Croix Valley, Moorhead, Cannon Valley, Central Minnesota, Hiawatha Valley, Minnesota Valley, Albert Lea, Twin Cities and Litchfield G.A.R. Civil War Round Tables partner to jointly sponsor this Civil War Symposium.

Location:  Bloomington Event Center, 1114 American Blvd. West, Bloomington, MN


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


Civil War Symposium

c/o 5540 Sanibel Dr.

Minnetonka, MN 55343           



8:30 a.m. Registration
9:00 a.m.

Welcome, Introductions and Announcements, Stephen Osman 

9:10 a.m.

The US Army Ordnance Board and Early History of West Point Museum (with Reflections on the Museum of the Confederacy Collections), Les Jensen

10:00 a.m. Minnesota Civil War Round Tables Brief Introductions
10:15 a.m. Break, Browse tables of books and memorabilita for sale
10:30 a.m. Gettysburg Rebels: Five Native Sons Who Came Home to Fight as Confederate Soldiers, Tom McMillan
11:15 a.m. Civil War Cycloramas, Dave Page
Noon Lunch Break
1:00 p.m. Armistead and Hancock: Behind the Gettysburg Legend of Two Friends at the Turning Point of the Civil War, Tom McMillan
1:45 p.m. Home Sweet Home: A Study of Soldier Housing, Les Jensen
2:30 p.m. Discussion: The Future of the Minnesota Civil War Symposium
2:45 p.m. Closing Announcements