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Some people believe that the battle of Gettysburg would have ended differently had it not been for the heroism of the First Minnesota Volunteer Infantry regiment.

Their sacrifice in 1863 is a landmark event from Minnesota's early history as a state. Readers wanted to know why it isn't better remembered today.

The Star Tribune's Kevin Duchschere joins the Curious Minnesota podcast to discuss the battle and the First Minnesota's legacy.

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Why isn't Minnesota's sacrifice at Gettysburg better remembered? (February 2022 Curious Minnesota story)