Civil War buff at Capitol could help would-be documentary

March 16, 2015 10:37 PM

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A Civil War buff in a powerful position at the Capitol could help a push to get state money for a documentary on Minnesota soldiers.

Filmmakers want to document the history of the 1,000-soldier 1st Minnesota Volunteer Regiment. Members of the force held off Confederate troops in the pivotal Battle of Gettysburg, suffering heavy casualties in the process.

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