ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — Bells will ring in unison across Minnesota and other places in the country on April 9 to mark the 150th anniversary of the Civil War’s end.

In Minnesota, members of a Civil War Commemoration Task Force are encouraging people at churches, city halls, historic sites and anyone else to join in the bell ceremony that afternoon. It will start on 2:15 p.m. and last for four minutes — one for each year of the war.

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It’s on the day that the Confederate Army set its terms of surrender at Virginia’s Appomattox Court House.

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For now, there’s no centralized ceremony in Minnesota. But there be activities at Fort Snelling.

More than 24,000 Minnesota soldiers fought in the war. Some 600 were killed in battle.

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