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.

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.

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