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Color image of saddle case used by First Sergeant George W. Northrup, who served in Brackett's Battalion.

US Cavalry saddle case

Saddle case used by First Sergeant George W. Northrup, who served in Brackett's Battalion.

Black and white photograph of Brackett's Battalion veterans gathered for a Grand Army of the Republic Reunion, 1905.

Brackett's Battalion veterans

Brackett's Battalion veterans gathered for a Grand Army of the Republic Reunion, 1905.

Black and white photograph of the camp of Brackett's Battalion near Fort Berthold, Dakota Territory, 1865.

Camp of Brackett's Battalion near Fort Berthold

Camp of Brackett's Battalion near Fort Berthold, Dakota Territory, 1865.

Oil painting done by Carl L. Boeckmann in 1910 depicting the Battle of Killdeer Mountain on July 28, 1864.

Battle of Killdeer Mountain

Oil painting done by Carl L. Boeckmann in 1910 depicting the Battle of Killdeer Mountain on July 28, 1864.

Black and white photograph of General Alfred H. Sully (here as a colonel, c. 1862) commanded the Northwest Indian Expeditions of 1864 and 1865.

Alfred H. Sully

General Alfred H. Sully (here as a colonel, c. 1862) commanded the Northwest Indian Expeditions of 1864 and 1865.

Black and white photograph of Major Alfred B. Brackett, c.1863.

Major Alfred B. Brackett

Major Alfred B. Brackett, c.1863.

Black and white photograph of Major Brackett and his aide, Van Garren, at a camp in Dakota Territory, 1864.

Major Alfred B. Brackett with his horse in a military camp

Major Brackett and his aide, Van Garren, at a camp in Dakota Territory, 1864.

Brackett's Battalion

Recruited in the fall of 1861, Brackett's Battalion served longer than any other Minnesota unit during the Civil War. After campaigning in the Western Theater, the Battalion participated in the Northwestern Indian Expeditions of 1864 and 1865.

Overview of Goodhue County History

In March 1853 Goodhue County was created by Minnesota's territorial legislature. It was formed from the original Wabasha County, which lay between the Mississippi and Missouri Rivers.

Black and white photograph of Alexander Kinkead and William Kinkead, Second Battery Light Artillery, c.1862.

Alexander Kinkead, Sergeant, and William Kinkead, Private, Second Minnesota Light Artillery

Alexander, seen here as a sergeant, was promoted to second lieutenant in October 1862 and to first lieutenant in September 1863. He was appointed acting assistant quartermaster in October 1864. Private William Kinkead was taken prisoner in February 1863 and was exchanged in May 1863. In early 1864 he was transferred to the Adjutant General's Office in Washington, D.C. Photograph c.1862.

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