MEDIA ALERT: Minnesota Civil War Monument Dedicated Sunday at Battle of Nashville

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Release dated: 
November 14, 2014
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MEDIA ALERT: Minnesota Civil War Monument Dedicated Sunday at Battle of Nashville

MN Monument

Pyle Nashville
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(Minnesota monument at Shy’s Hill)

(Howard Pyle’s “Battle of Nashville” depicts the charge of Minnesotans on Dec. 16, 1864. It hangs in the Minnesota State Capitol.)

Minnesota media, please consider running a story this Sunday about the new Civil War monument dedicated to the Minnesota soldiers who died at the Battle of Nashville. If your news feeds do not include video or photos from the ceremony in Tennessee, please feel free to use the photo of the monument above (low res only) or the Howard Pyle painting (high res available) as a visual.

WHAT: Dedication of a Minnesota monument in Tennessee. The monument honors 87 Minnesota soldiers who died during the Battle of Nashville, Dec. 16, 1864.

WHEN: Sunday, Nov. 16, 2014 at 1 p.m. (rain or shine)

WHERE: Shy’s Hill, 4917 Benton Smith Road, Nashville.

BATTLE OF NASHVILLE QUICK FACTS:

  • Fought Dec. 15-16, 1864.
  • Considered the last major Civil War battle. Four Minnesota regiments took Shy’s Hill routing the Confederate Army of Tennessee. In the process 87 soldiers died, with hundreds more wounded, making it the deadliest single day of battle for Minnesota in the Civil War.
  • At the site a Minnesota flag flies between a U.S. and Confederate flag.

VISUALS: Images of the Minnesota monument (low res only) and “Battle of Nashville” painting by Howard Pyle (high res available), or check your news feeds.

SPONSOR: Minnesota Civil War Commemoration Task Force, Battle of Nashville Preservation Society and The Land Trust for Tennessee. www.mncivilwar150.com or www.BONPS.org.

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