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.

William Colvill's splint, 1863

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 from the private collection of Peter DeCarlo.

Samuel Bloomer's Grave.

Samuel Bloomer's Grave.

Monument marking Bloomer's grave in Fairview Cemetery, Stillwater, Minnesota. Photograph from the private collection of Peter DeCarlo.

Samuel Bloomer, Company B, First Minnesota

Samuel Bloomer, Company B, First Minnesota

Samuel Bloomer in his Ordinance Sergeant Uniform.

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. Photograph from the private collection of Peter DeCarlo.

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.

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