Brandon Peeters - Owatonna

Dear President Lincoln,

Brandon Peeters, Owatonna
My name is Brandon Peeters. I am 15 years old and will be a sophomore this fall at Owatonna High School.

My interest in the Civil War started back when I was in the third grade while doing assignment about family history. While doing the assignment I discovered that my great, great, great grandfather served with the 1st Minnesota, Heavy Artillery. Since that time, the Civil War has become a passion of mine. In addition to serving on Gov. Dayton’s Civil War Commemoration Task Force I am also a member of the 3rd Minnesota Volunteer Infantry re-enactment group, a member of the Cannon Valley Civil War Roundtable, and an active member of the Steele County Historical Society.

"I am beyond thrilled to be going to Gettysburg. I am most excited about honoring our fallen and walking the same ground that they did 150 years ago. It truly will be a once in a lifetime experience that I will be able to share with people who are just as passionate about the war as I am!"

- Brandon Peeters -