First farmhouse, Oliver Kelley farm, Sherburne County

First farmhouse, Oliver Kelley farm, Sherburne County

First farmhouse, Oliver Kelley farm, Sherburne County, c.1865.

First Mayo Clinic Office, Rochester

First Mayo Clinic Office, Rochester

First Mayo Clinic office, Rochester, 1883.

Black and white photograph of the Merritts' first mining operation on the Mesabi, c.1892.

First mine on Mesabi Range, near Mountain Iron

The Merritts' first mining operation on the Mesabi, c.1892.

Black and white photograph of first mine on Mesabi Range, near Mountain Iron, c.1892.

First mine on Mesabi Range, near Mountain Iron

First mine on Mesabi Range, near Mountain Iron, c.1892.

First Minnesota monument at Gettysburg

First Minnesota monument at Gettysburg

First Minnesota monument at Gettysburg, c.1945. Erected by the State of Minnesota on the spot near Cemetery Ridge where on July 2, 1863, the regiment held the Union line against advancing Confederate soldiers.

Black and white photograph of some members of the First Minnesota Mounted Rangers in front of temporary barracks outside the walls of Fort Snelling, 1864.

First Minnesota Mounted Rangers at Fort Snelling

Members of the First Minnesota Mounted Rangers in front of temporary barracks outside the walls of Fort Snelling, 1864.

First Minnesota officer's hat insignia

First Minnesota officer's hat insignia

First Minnesota officer's hat insignia, c.1861. Worn by William H. Dike of the First Minnesota Volunteer Infantry Regiment, Company G.

1st Minnesota officer's scabbard

First Minnesota officer's sword and scabbard

First Minnesota officer's sword and scabbard. The scabbard was reportedly owned by Colonel William Colvill of the 1st Minnesota Volunteer Infantry Regiment.

First Minnesota Regiment Civil War snare drum

First Minnesota Regiment Civil War snare drum

First Minnesota Regiment Civil War snare drum made in 1861.

Black and white photograph of men of the First Minnesota Volunteer Infantry in field works after the battlefield of Fair Oaks, Virginia, 1862. Evidence of the newly-attached Company L, the Second Company Minnesota of Sharpshooters, can be seen in the center-right of the photograph: a Sharps breech-loading rifle is hanging over a blanket.

First Minnesota Volunteer Infantry after the Battle of Fair Oaks

Men of the First Minnesota Volunteer Infantry in field works after the Battle of Fair Oaks, Virginia, 1862. Evidence of the newly-attached Company L, the Second Company Minnesota of Sharpshooters, can be seen in the center-right of the photograph: a Sharps breech-loading rifle is hanging over a blanket.

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