US Army canteen

US Army canteen

Canteen used by Private Daniel H. Hunt, Company A, Third Minnesota Volunteer Infantry Regiment.

US Army colonel's uniform frock coat

US Army colonel's uniform frock coat

Frock coat worn by Col. Christopher C. Andrews of the Third Minnesota Volunteer Infantry Regiment.

US Army medical officer's uniform sash

US Army medical officer's uniform sash

Dark green knit silk uniform sash worn during the Civil War by Chief Surgeon Alfred Wharton of the 6th Minnesota Regiment. Wharton resigned in 1864 due to illness contracted while at Helena, Arkansas.

Civil War bayonet

US Army Model 1855-1870 socket bayonet

Springfield rifle-musket bayonet carried by George W. Buswell, Company B, Seventh Minnesota Volunteer Infantry.

United States Army General and Staff officers hat insignia worn during the Civil War by General John B. Sanborn of the 4th Minnesota Regiment. The velvet patch is embroidered in bullion with a wreath and the letters "MVM" (Minnesota Volunteer Militia).

US Army officer's hat insignia

United States Army General and Staff officers hat insignia worn during the Civil War by General John B. Sanborn of the 4th Minnesota Regiment. The velvet patch is embroidered in bullion with a wreath and the letters "MVM" (Minnesota Volunteer Militia).

US Army officer's Model 1850 sword

US Army officer's Model 1850 sword

Detail of sword used during the Civil War by Adjutant Alonzo Putnam Connolly of the Sixth Minnesota Volunteer Infantry. Tiffany and Company made the hilt and did the etching on the blade.

Pair of brass western style spurs with metal boot straps. Each spur has a ten point iron rowel. The spurs were worn during the Civil War by Major Thomas B. Wilson of the 4th Minnesota Volunteer Infantry Regiment.

US Army officer's spurs

Pair of brass western style spurs with metal boot straps. Each spur has a ten point iron rowel. The spurs were worn during the Civil War by Major Thomas B. Wilson of the 4th Minnesota Volunteer Infantry Regiment.

Color image of saddle case used by First Sergeant George W. Northrup, who served in Brackett's Battalion.

US Cavalry saddle case

Saddle case used by First Sergeant George W. Northrup, who served in Brackett's Battalion.

U.S. Model 1841 Percussion Rifle. This rifle was struck by a bullet and disabled during the Battle of Birch Coulee.

US Model 1841 "Mississippi" rifle

U.S. Model 1841 Percussion Rifle. This rifle was struck by a bullet and disabled during the Battle of Birch Coulee.

Photograph of Val Bjornson in front of Wadena County Farm Bureau Building with Joe Langer, Fred Miller and others, c. 1954.

Val Bjornson

Photograph of Val Bjornson in front of Wadena County Farm Bureau Building with Joe Langer, Fred Miller and others, c. 1954.

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