ST. PAUL, Minn. (KMSP) - The St. Anthony cemetery in Minneapolis is where history lovers gathered Saturday and where some of the oldest illegible sandstone grave markers date back to the civil war.
A grave rededication event was held by The Civil War Commemoration Task Force and Catholic Cemeteries.
The event was to commemorate and remember Minnesota Civil War soldiers by dedicating the grave sites to those who were killed.
As part of a task force created by the governor and legislatures, Ken Flies is a part of a group that helps connect modern Minnesotans to historic roots.
“After 150 years the sandstone markers have worn or disappeared, some of the cemeteries have disappeared and it's kind of a disgrace to the honor of those men, so we are trying to do this one little symbolic gesture to honor all Civil War men.” Ken Flies said.
825 Minnesotans died during the Civil War.