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Scott Newby (left) and Glenn Newby (right) were part of the Union troops who played a part in the re-enactment of battles in around Gettysburg. They are members of the Battery I, 1st U.S. Artillery unit that took part in the 150th anniversary events.

Bringing history to life

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On the 150th anniversary of the Civil War battle at Gettysburg, a New Richmond man stood on the very same ground proudly displaying his Union soldier uniform.


Glenn Newby, 76, is a Civil War re-enactor who travels to events dedicated to bringing the nation's history to life.

"My son's (Scott) been doing this kind of thing for a few years," Newby said. "I've been kind of tagging along with him."

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Jeff Holmquist
Jeff Holmquist has been managing editor of the New Richmond News since 2004. He holds a bachelor's degree in journalism and business administration from the University of Wisconsin-River Falls. He has previously worked as editor in Wadena, Minn.; Detroit Lakes, Minn.; Hutchinson, Minn.; and Bloomington, Minn. He also was previously owner of the Osceola Sun, Stillwater Courier and Scandia Messenger along with his wife. Together they previously founded and published The Old Times newspaper for antiques and collectibles collectors; and Up!, a Christian magazine of hope and encouragement.
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