An official state delegation to Gettysburg rededicated the three Minnesota monuments on the battlefield during the battle’s 150th anniversary July 1-3. Among the delegates was Best & Flanagan attorney and former U.S. Attorney for Minnesota, Tom Heffelfinger. Tom’s great-great-grandfather, Christopher Heffelfinger, was one of the survivors of the charge.
As a part of the ceremony, Minnesotans laid a wreath at the foot of each monument and honored the 1st Minnesota Volunteer Infantry Regiment’s role in the conflict.
Tom Heffelfinger, a partner at Best & Flanagan, was appointed by President George W. Bush to serve as Minnesota’s U.S. Attorney, a position he held from 2001 to 2006. He also held this position under President George H.W. Bush during the years 1991 to 1993. Heffelfinger has a long record of work on issues of importance to the Native American community, and serves on the Board of Directors of the Family Advocacy Center of Northern Minnesota in Bemidji.