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Infamous Veterans of the

Civil War

June Meeting of the Litchfield GAR Civil War Roundtable

Thursday, May 13th at 1:30pm

Meeker County Museum/Virtual

Some veterans of the Civil War made bigger names for themselves after the fighting stopped.  A group of these veterans which will be talked about included outlaws, lawmen, vigilantes, murderers, bank robbers, and even a cannibal.


Vince Botz grew up in Sauk Centre and has lived in Saint Cloud for 35 years. Vince's main area of interest is on the Dakota War Of 1862.  Vince has written two books concerning the war: STEARNS COUNTY AND THE DAKOTA WAR OF 1862, and KANDIYOHI COUNTY AND THE WAR OF 1862. Vince is currently in the process of writing a book concerning Redwood County and Renville County and the Dakota War.

This will be an in-person event at the Meeker County Museum. If anyone wishes to attend virtually, please send an email to Museum Director, Bayley Schluter (director@meekercomuseum.org)