Minnesota students at Gettysburg

Students and their chaperones pose with the 1st Minnesota re-enactors in front of the 1st Minnesota monument at Plum Run July 2. Left to right, the students are Braeden Lanter of Wheaton, Amanda Schubert of Sauk Rapids, Joshua Hamel of Rochester and Brandon Peeters of Owatonna.  Peeters is the youngest member of the Minnesota Civil War Commemoration Task Force. The other students were winners of the Minneosta Historical Society's "Dear President Lincoln" writing contest. (Sun Post staff photo by Jonathan Young)

Students and their chaperones pose with the 1st Minnesota re-enactors in front of the 1st Minnesota monument at Plum Run July 2. Left to right, the students are Braeden Lanter of Wheaton, Amanda Schubert of Sauk Rapids, Joshua Hamel of Rochester and Brandon Peeters of Owatonna. Peeters is the youngest member of the Minnesota Civil War Commemoration Task Force. The other students were winners of the Minnesota Historical Society’s “Dear President Lincoln” writing contest. (Sun Post staff photo by Jonathan Young)

The Minnesota Historical Society had a writing contest in which students wrote a letter to President Lincoln in response to the Gettysburg Address. The winners had the opportunity to go on the trip to the battlefield. Unfortunately, none of the winners was from any of the cities ECM covers, so I couldn’t write a longer feature for the paper – but congratulations to the winners! It was great to have you on the trip.

Learn more about the winners, read their winning letters here and read their blogs from the trip.

Keep checking back. I’ll post more photos and links to articles in the week to come.

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