Photograph of Roscoe Fawcett, brother of Wilford "Captain Billy" Fawcett, in 1928. Roscoe ran the day-to-day operations of Fawcett Publications when Captain Billy left Minneapolis on frequent hunting trips and excursions to New York and Hollywood.
One of the most colorful characters on the scene in early twentieth century Minnesota was Wilford Hamilton "Captain Billy" Fawcett. He was editor and publisher of a bawdy men's humor magazine called Captain Billy's Whiz Bang. He was also a veteran of two wars, an Olympic athlete, a world traveler, a big-game hunter, and a resort owner.
The Eighth Minnesota was mounted during Sully's expedition. Here they fight dismounted at the battle of Killdeer Mountain, July 28, 1864. Every fourth man is positioned in the rear as a horse holder. Oil on canvas painting by Carl Ludwig Boeckmann, c.1910.