Historical society to present Civil War documentary screening

The Lakeville Area Historical Society has planned a Minnesota Civil War documentary screening at 7 p.m. Monday, April 15, at the Lakeville Heritage Center, 20110 Holyoke Ave.

The Civil War documentary, “From Wasioja to Washington,” tells the story of what happened to the men and boys from Wasioja and Dodge County.

Wasioja is a small town in southeastern Minnesota about 20 miles west of Rochester.

The film tells how “The Boys of Wasioja” were recruited from Northwestern College Seminary to muster at Fort Snelling as the 2nd Minnesota Company C. The film follows the men and boys through the Battle of Mill Springs, the Battle of Chickamauga, the march to Atlanta and the march to the sea with General Sherman, the routing of South Carolina, to the Grand March at war’s end.

The film follows these brave men as they mustered out at Fort Snelling.

Many Civil War artifacts will be on display at the Lakeville Heritage Center to view before the screening.

Refreshments will be served following the film.

The documentary production is a partnership between the Friends of Wasioja and Hennepin Technical College.

The program is free and open to the public.

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