Anoka County History: Anoka’s role in the Civil War

April 5 marks the 150th anniversary of the beginning of the American Civil War, sometimes known as the War Between the States.

Although this war was fought principally in the Southeastern U.S. with the state of Virginia hosting the most battles, 173 to be exact, many men from Anoka County signed up to fight for the cause of the Union and I will be telling some of their stories in my February columns.

My interest in the Civil War is personal.

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