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Civil War re-enactor discusses soldier's life in Cottage Grove

Civil War re-enactor Ken Martens holds ammunition during his discussion of what life was like as a soldier in the Civil War Saturday at the Park Grove Library Saturday. Bulletin photo by Scott Wente1 / 3
Civil War re-enactor Ken Martens' presentation Saturday at the Park Grove Library was part of a Washington County Library program commemorating the 150th anniversary of the First Minnesota Volunteer Infantry. Bulletin photo by Scott Wente2 / 3
Ken Martens' Civil War presentation brought about 24 people to the Park Grove Library Saturday. Bulletin photo by Scott Wente3 / 3

Civil War re-enactor Ken Martens was in full uniform Saturday for his discussion of what life was like as a soldier in the Civil War.

Martens' discussion, which drew around two dozen people to the Park Grove Library, was a program of the Washington County Library system to commemorate the 150th anniversary of the First Minnesota Volunteer Infantry that served in the Civil War.

The program is funded with grant money from a state arts fund backed by sales tax revenue.

Scott Wente

Scott Wente has been editor at the South Washington County Bulletin since 2011. He worked as a reporter at other Forum Communications newspapers from 2003 to 2011.

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