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Drawing of view of Wood Lake Battlefield, forty-three miles from Fort Ridgely, c.1862. Drawing by Albert Colgrave.
Drawing of the Battle of Wood Lake, c.1896. From A thrilling narrative of the Minnesota massacre and the Sioux War of 1862–63 (A.P. Connolly. Chicago, 1896.)
1890 painting depicting the Second Minnesota Volunteer Infantry Regiment at the Battle of Chickamauga, Georgia, September 20, 1863. Painted by artists Harry J. Kellogg, 1890.
Stephen Volk's painting, in the Governor's Reception Room at the Minnesota State Capitol in St. Paul, depicts Lt. Col. Judson W. Bishop leading his Second Minnesota Regiment in their famous assault on Missionary Ridge, November 25, 1863.
A drawing of the camp at the treaty negotiation site by Frank B. Mayer, 1851.
The painting of the treaty signing that hangs in the Governor's Reception Room of the Minnesota State Capitol.
Painting by Frank B. Mayer, a witness to the negotiations and signing of the Treaty of Traverse des Sioux. Painted in 1885.
Hand-drawn image of Godfrey by Robert O. Sweeny from the time of the trials in 1862.
Lithograph interpretation of the Battle of Birch Coulee, 1912.
John Vachon photograph for the Farm Security Administration. July 1941.
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