Gen. Lauris Norstad c. 1960

Gen. Lauris Norstad c. 1960

Gen. Lauris Norstad of Red Wing

Norstad, Lauris (1907–1988)

General Lauris Norstad helped engineer World War II victories for American air forces in Africa, Europe and Asia from 1942 to 1945. As Supreme Allied Commander in Europe from 1956 to 1963, he faced an even more dangerous challenge—the very real threat of nuclear holocaust.

Members of the 3rd Minnesota Regiment, Company F in camp at Nashville, Tennessee

Members of the 3rd Minnesota Regiment, Company F in camp at Nashville, Tennessee

Members of the 3 Minnesota Regiment, Company F in camp at Nashville, Tennessee.

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.

3rd Minnesota regimental battle flag

3rd Minnesota regimental battle flag

This regimental flag was carried by the Third Minnesota during the latter half of the war.

3rd Minnesota national battle flag

3rd Minnesota national battle flag

Flag carried by the Third during the latter half of the war.

Woodlake Battlefield Monument

Woodlake Battlefield Monument

Woodlake Battlefield Monument
Photographer: Eyrich Studio
Date: c. 1910

Battle of Wood Lake

Battle of Wood Lake

Battle of Wood Lake

William D. Hale, Sergeant Major, Third Minnesota Infantry.

William D. Hale, Sergeant Major, Third Minnesota Infantry.

This photo shows Hale as a lieutenant. He became major of the 4th United States Colored Artillery.

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