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Civil War Program, July 17, at Fort Union

Civil War history buffs will want to visit Williston on Saturday, July 17.

The Fort Union Trading Post National Historic Site will host “Civil War at Fort Union,” an event including formal small arms drills and firing, artillery firing, and other formal and informal presentations throughout the post.

The Civil War came to the upper Missouri in 1864-65 when General Alfred Sully followed the Dakota Sioux west after the Minnesota uprising in 1862.  In addition, Company I, 30th Wisconsin Infantry was sent upriver to guard supplies at Fort Union trading post in the spring of 1864.  After a year’s occupation, Company I was replaced at Fort Union by Company B, 1st U.S. Volunteer Infantry.  These were “Galvanized Yankees,” ex-Confederate prisoners who had taken the oath of allegiance to the United States.  Company B occupied Fort Union until the middle of August 1865.

The programs are free of charge and will take place starting at 1 p.m.

Fort Union Trading Post is located 25 miles southwest of Williston, North Dakota via Highway 1804 and 24 miles north of Sidney, Montana.  For more information, call 701 572-9083.

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Posted by on July 11, 2010 in Events, History


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It’s National Parks Week!!!!!

It’s National Parks Week and a great time to see spring blooming in Theodore Roosevelt National Park.  All week long, entrance fees to the park will be waived.  Enjoy the history, beauty and adventure without giving cost another thought.

North Dakota has two additional national park sites: Knife River Indian Villages National Historic Site – once home to a Hidatsa Indian village and Fort Union Trading Post National Historic Site – the most important fur trading post on the upper Missouri from 1828 to 1867.  These national historic sites are free to visit all-year long.

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Posted by on April 19, 2010 in Events, Family Fun, History, Just for Fun


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