William Colvill's splint

Splint made of six pieces of wood nailed together. The splint was used to support the injured leg of Colonel William Colvill at the Battle of Gettysburg on 2 July 1863, during the Civil War. Colvill became the fifth and final colonel of the First Minnesota Volunteer Infantry Regiment on May 6, 1863 and was wounded several times (three times at Gettysburg), leaving him partially disabled for the rest of his life.

Washington County Soldier's Monument.

Washington County Soldier's Monument.

Soldier's Monument unveiled by Bloomer in 1917, located on the grounds of the Washington County Courthouse, Stillwater, Minnesota. Photograph by Peter DeCarlo, 2009.

Samuel Bloomer's Grave.

Samuel Bloomer's Grave.

Monument marking Bloomer's grave in Fairview Cemetery, Stillwater, Minnesota. Photograph by Peter DeCarlo, 2009.

Samuel Bloomer, Company B, First Minnesota

Samuel Bloomer, Company B, First Minnesota

Samuel Bloomer in his Ordinance Sergeant Uniform, c.1862.

Samuel Bloomer

Samuel Bloomer

Samuel Bloomer wearing Grand Army of the Republic badge, 1875.

Adam Marty's Grave

Adam Marty's Grave

Adam Marty’s grave in Fairview Cemetery, Stillwater, Minnesota.

Bloomer, Samuel (1835–1917)

Samuel Bloomer served in Company B of the First Minnesota Volunteer Infantry Regiment during the Civil War. He was the regiment's color sergeant, and after the war was deeply involved in civic life and the Grand Army of the Republic.

Adam Marty, 1877.

Adam Marty, 1877.

Adam Marty, 1877.

Adam Marty in fire fighter uniform.

Adam Marty in fire fighter uniform

Adam Marty in fire fighter uniform, undated.

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