Black and white photograph of Dr. Thomas R. Potts, c.1855. Potts was the assistant surgeon and medical purveyor at Fort Snelling during the Civil War.

Dr. Thomas R. Potts

Dr. Thomas R. Potts, c.1855. Potts was the assistant surgeon and medical purveyor at Fort Snelling during the Civil War.

Fort Snelling in the Civil and U.S.–Dakota Wars, 1861–1866

During the Civil War era, Fort Snelling served as an induction and training center for nearly twenty-five thousand soldiers. Many of them fought in the Civil War. Around fourteen hundred of the troops raised at the fort served in the U.S.–Dakota War of 1862. After that war, a concentration camp for Dakota non-combatants was established near the fort. Following the Civil War, the fort supported U.S. military expeditions against American Indians and the garrisoning of western posts.

Color image of a Grand Army of the Republic medal owned by Josias R. King.

Grand Army of the Republic medal owned by Josias R. King

Grand Army of the Republic medal owned by Josias R. King.

Color image of a Colt Model 1862 police revolver owned by Josias R. King.

Josias King’s revolver

Colt Model 1862 police revolver owned by Josias R. King.

Black and white photograph of Josias King, c.1900.

Elder Josias R. King

Josias King, c.1900.

Black and white photograph of Josias King standing in front of a bronze statue patterned after his likeness, 1903.

Josias King with statue

Josias King standing in front of a bronze statue patterned after his likeness, 1903.

Black and white photograph of Captain Josias King, c.1864.

Captain Josias King

Captain Josias King, c.1864.

Black and white photograph of the adjutant of the First Minnesota Volunteer Infantry Regiment Josias King, c.1863

Adjutant Josias King

Adjutant of the First Minnesota Volunteer Infantry Regiment Josias King, c.1863

Black and white photograph of General Alfred H. Sully (center) with (L to R) John H. Pell, Andrew J. Levering, and Josias R. King, c. 1862.

General Alfred Sully and staff

General Alfred H. Sully (center) with (L to R) John H. Pell, Andrew J. Levering, and Josias R. King, c.1862.

Black and white photograph of Lieutenant Josias King, 1862.

Lieutenant Josias King

Lieutenant Josias King, 1862.

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