Covill Historical Marker – Covill, MN
Posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member wildernessmama
N 47° 47.635 W 090° 09.252
15T E 713119 N 5297317
Quick Description: This historical marker is located at a pullover along the Lake Superior lakeshore road.
Location: Minnesota, United States
Date Posted: 10/1/2013 6:02:13 AM
Waymark Code: WMJ6BV
Published By: Groundspeak Charter Member BruceS
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Long Description:
This historical marker is located at a pullover along the Lake Superior lakeshore. Take time for a picnic lunch and a walk along the beach while you’re there. The text of the marker reads:

“In 1906 this community was named in honor of Colonel William Covill, commander of the First Minnesota Regiment. At the Battle of Gettysburg, July 2, 1863, this regiment was ordered to charge an advance of Confederates twenty times their number.

Of the 262 men, 215 fell but the position of the Union forces was saved. This was recorded as the most gallant charge of the American Civil War.

Covill’s summer homestead was in this community.

Monument was first erected by the Cook County Historical Society in 1972.”
Marker Type:: Roadside

Visit Instructions:
A photo of the 'Marker' or 'Plaque' is required to identify the location, plus a picture of the 'Historic Site'.
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