Members of the 3rd Minnesota Regiment, Company F in camp at Nashville, TennesseeThe Civil War holds a pivotal place in the history of the United States. Citizens of the new state of Minnesota were a major part of the national story, from being the first state to offer troops through their dramatic role at Gettysburg to Appomattox and beyond. To commemorate the sesquicentennial of these events, the Minnesota Historical Society offered a broad range of programs, publications and online content from 2011 through 2015. The resources on this topic page provide a starting place for exploration of this rich and complex history. More >>

Minnesota and the Civil War

Look back on this fascinating project in which historical figures tweeted about their experiences during the Civil War in real-time, 150 years later

MN Remembers: Battle of Gettysburg

Civil War Daybook

journalAlthough the American Civil War was not fought directly on Minnesota soil, the state did play an important role. The Civil War Daybook follows Minnesota’s role in the War and on the home front, day-by-day. Read the Civil War Daybook >>

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