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The Indian Campaigns

Part Three: The War Turns to Some of the Bloodiest Fighting

Part Three: The War Turns to Some of the Bloodiest FightingIn 1862, the town of New Ulm, Minnesota was a small, quiet settlement, mostly made up of German immigrants who had come to America eager to find a new life in the New World. They were farmers, shopkeepers and tradesmen. They were families-mothers, fathers and children-busy working and playing, all of them excited about the future ahead of them.

On Aug. 19, war came to New Ulm.
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