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Civil War Homecoming program to air statewide

Tuesday, November 3, 2015


 ST. PAUL – The "Civil War Homecoming" program, which in March capped a sesquicentennial commemoration of Minnesota's links to the Civil War, will air statewide several times during November on TPT's Minnesota Channel.

Civil War Homecoming took place live at The Fitzgerald Theater in St. Paul and featured a number of songs, stories and speakers recounting the return of Minnesota's surviving soldiers and other events of the time. President Abraham Lincoln's second inauguration, the abolition of slavery, Lincoln's assassination and the Union's victory all are components of early 1865 depicted in Civil War Homecoming.

Rep. Dean Urdahl, R-Acton Township, co-chaired the Civil War Commemoration Task Force during its four-year endeavor. He portrayed Lincoln at the Civil War Homecoming event.

"Our primary objective with the entire Civil War commemoration was to share stories of that period so the legacy of those who gave so much can be passed along to younger generations," Urdahl said. "The Civil War Homecoming program is emblematic of that approach and provides an entertaining, informative overview."

Civil War Homecoming at will appear on TPT's Minnesota Channel at 8 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 8. It is scheduled to be re-aired1 a.m., 7 a.m. and 1 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 15. Check local listings for channel information.