Twin Cities Civil War Round Table

Ancestors in the War

Annual Civil War Symposium

A Universe of Conflict: 1864

Saturday, April 5, 2014, 9:15 A.M.
Fort Snelling History Center

Federal armies pushed slowly forward on multiple fronts while a huge mounted expedition swept into the Dakotas. Yet both Confederates and Indian warriors proved resilient foes. Minnesota remained a garrisoned state as its expanding population faced the challenges of full mobilization for war.

This fifth in a series of Civil War Sesquicentennial Symposia is sponsored by the Rochester, St. Croix Valley, Cannon Valley, Central Minnesota, Hiawatha Valley, Minnesota Valley, and Twin Cities Civil War Roundtables in partnership with the Minnesota Historical Society and the Minnesota Civil War Commemorative Task Force.


8:30 a.m. Registration
9:15 a.m. Welcome, Introductions and Announcements, Stephen Osman
9:30 a.m. America and Minnesota in 1864, Ken Flies and Darryl Sannes
9:45 a.m. Round Table Brief Introductions
10:00 a.m. The 9th Minnesota: Brice’s Crossroads to Andersonville, John Lundstrom
10:50 a.m. Break (browse a variety of Civil War related gifts and books)
11:10 a.m. The Northwestern Indian Expedition of 1864, William E. Lass
Noon  Lunch Break
  ON SITE BUFFET is sold out. Several fast food restaurants are also within a 5 minute drive of the Fort on West Seventh Street in St. Paul.
1:00 p.m.  Minnesota at Nashville, John Allyn
2:00 p.m. Minnesota Women and the War, Marjorie Bingham
2:30 p.m. Report – The Minnesota Civil War Commemorative Task Force, Darryl Sannes
2:45 p.m. Civil War Music by Voice and Band, St. Olaf College’s Manitou Regimental Band and Audience
3:15 p.m. Program closes

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: FREE, but ADVANCED REGISTRATION STRONGLY RECOMMENDED due to limited seating.

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

To register: Send REGISTRATION FORM with check as applicable payable to TCCWRT no later than March 31, 2013, to:
Carol VanOrnum, 5540 Sanibel Dr., Minnetonka, MN 55343

Registration at door for overflow seating only.

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