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 Third Minnesota Regiment, Company F in camp at Nashville, Tennessee

Members of the Third Minnesota Regiment, Company F in camp at Nashville, Tennessee, 1862.

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

Third Minnesota national battle flag

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

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

William D. Hale, Sergeant Major, Third Minnesota Infantry

This photo shows Hale as a lieutenant, c.1861. He became major of the Fourth United States Colored Artillery.

Colonel Hans Mattson, Third Minnesota Infantry.

Colonel Hans Mattson, Third Minnesota Infantry

Colonel Hans Mattson commanded the Third later in the war, 1865.

Third Minnesota Volunteer Infantry Entering Little Rock

Third Minnesota Volunteer Infantry Entering Little Rock

The Third Minnesota triumphantly enters Little Rock in Stanley Arthurs's painting, in the Governor's Reception Room at the Minnesota State Capitol.

Third Minnesota Volunteer Infantry Regiment

The Third Minnesota Volunteer Infantry Regiment's record of service varied greatly. The regiment endured a controversial surrender in Tennessee, played a decisive role in the climactic battle of the U.S.-Dakota War of 1862, and helped win Union control of the vital Mississippi River.

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