Painting depicting the charge of Minnesotans at the Battle of Nashville

Battle of Nashville

Howard Pyle's 1906 painting depicts the charge of the Minnesotans at the Battle of Nashville, December 16, 1864. It hangs in the Governor's Reception Room at the Minnesota State Capitol.

Photograph of Colonel Josiah F. Marsh

Colonel Josiah F. Marsh of Preston. Served with the Ninth Minnesota Volunteer Infantry

Marsh is wearing his lieutenant colonel's uniform, c.1864. He was promoted to colonel upon Alexander Wilkin's death at the Battle of Tupelo in July 1864.

image of a Prussian Model 1809 percussion musket used by the Ninth Infantry

Converted Prussian Model 1809 percussion musket

During the Civil War the Federal Government and the States purchased foreign weapons to complement domestic pieces. This Model 1809 Prussian musket is one of more than 4,500 such weapons added to the Minnesota state arsenal. The outdated Prussian muskets were used for drill training or for issue to troops far behind the front lines, and many were turned over to civilians after the war. This musket was issued to Hans Johan Johnson, a private with Company H of the 9th Minnesota Volunteer Infantry.

Photograph of the Ninth Minnesota Infantry, Company G

Ninth Minnesota Infantry, Company G

Ninth Minnesota Infantry, Company G, c.1862.

photograph of John Burns, a member of Company F, Ninth Minnesota Volunteer Infantry

John Burns, Company F, Ninth Minnesota Volunteer Infantry

John Burns, Company F, Ninth Minnesota Volunteer Infantry, 1863.

image of battle flag carried by the Ninth Minnesota Volunteer Infantry

Ninth Minnesota national battle flag

Ninth Minnesota national battle flag.

Ninth Minnesota Volunteer Infantry Regiment

The Ninth Minnesota Volunteer Infantry Regiment played an important role in defending its home state as well as in operations in the South. Its three years of service for the Union culminated in the Battle of Nashville, a battle in which its members fought side by side with men from three other Minnesota regiments.

Grand Marshal General Lauris Norstad in a convertible at the Centennial Parade, St. Paul

Grand Marshal General Lauris Norstad in a convertible at the Centennial Parade, St. Paul

Grand Marshal General Lauris Norstad in a convertible at the Centennial Parade, St. Paul. May 5, 1958.

General Lauris Norstad and President Truman, c.1950

General Lauris Norstad and President Truman

General Lauris Norstad and President Truman, c.1950.

Gen. Lauris Norstad c. 1960

General Lauris Norstad

General Lauris Norstad of Red Wing, c.1960.

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