ST PAUL, Minn -- The Minnesota History Center's latest exhibit "Minnesota and the Civil War" will open on March 2, 2013.

The exhibit will feature a letter written by Minnesota Governor Alexander Ramsey when he was in Washington D.C. hearing the news of the launch of the Civil War, a Virginia battle flag captured by a Pvt. Marshall from St. Paul captured during the last day of the Battle of Gettysburg, a sword made by Tiffany & Co. and carried by Col Henry Lester of Winona the commander of the Third Minnesota Volunteer Infantry and much more.

The Civil War divided the United States in two, left more than 750,000 dead and resulted in the release of four million people from bondage. Through more than 100 artifacts as well as firsthand accounts drawn from letters, diaries, memoirs and reminiscences, learn about the everyday lives and the often extraordinary witness of individual Minnesotans during the war.

The exhibit runs from March 2, 2013 - Sept. 8, 2013.

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