Civil War Sesquicentennial Day

St. Paul Minnesota

May 18, 2001

All Images Copyrighted by Paul Udstrand 2011


On May 18th of 2011 Minnesota commemorated the Sesquicentennial (150 year anniversary) of the American Civil War. The event, which took place at the State Capital was hosted by Secretary of state Mark Richie and attended by several Civil War re-enactors and interpreters. Governor Mark Dayton, former Governor Al Quie, Dr. William Green, Dean Urdahl, supreme court justice Pau Anderson, and adjutant general Richard Nash also attended and delivered speeches. The event feature three Civil War era cannons that were gifts from Belgium and have been recently restored under the direction of Richard Nash

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Secretary of state Mark Richie

Governor Mark Dayton

Al Quie

Dr. William Green

Justice Anderson adopted the dress and identity of an historical figure

Adjutant General Richard Nash

Renowned Gospel Singer Tom Tipton Leads The Group In A Rendition Of The Battle Hymn Of The Republic

One Of Three Cannons Donated To Minnesota By The King Of

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