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Red Wing City Council member Peggy Rehder, wearing a Civil War replica gown, welcomes the crowd to historic Oakwood Cemetery on Fourth of July. (Photo by Stan Nerhaugen/contributor)

Civil War heroes's legacy renewed

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Though 150 years have passed since it became apparent that the North was likely to win the Civil War, a Red Wing crowd was reminded on the Fourth of July that the task of preserving the Union has not ended.

Commemoration and rededication ceremonies held Thursday at Oakwood Cemetery praised two Civil War soldiers from Red Wing who are buried at Oakwood, and by extension all who fought.

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