Honoring Civil War ancestors

The Anoka County Historical Society would like to honor people with Civil War ancestors and their ancestor at the opening of its Civil War exhibit, “All for the Union: Anoka County Faces the Civil War,” May 30 and again during the summer celebration of Riverfest July 13.

Anyone with a Civil War ancestor will receive a button to wear the day of the event.

All that is asked is that a short form be filled out stating the soldier’s name, the unit he fought with and contact information for the descendant.

The soldiers do not need to have been from Minnesota or Anoka County, and it does not matter if they fought for the Union or Confederacy.

If anyone has more information about their soldier, especially if that soldier enlisted from or moved to Anoka County during or after the war, the historical society would be happy to add it to the research currently being done to record all Civil War soldiers in the county.

To obtain the form or for further questions, contact the historical society at 2135 Third Ave. N. in Anoka by calling 763-421-0600 or email vickie@ac-hs.org.

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