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Josias King standing in front of a bronze statue patterned after his likeness, 1903.
Captain Josias King, c.1864.
Adjutant of the First Minnesota Volunteer Infantry Regiment Josias King, c.1863
General Alfred H. Sully (center) with (L to R) John H. Pell, Andrew J. Levering, and Josias R. King, c.1862.
Lieutenant Josias King, 1862.
The Old Pioneer Guard, 1859.
Josias and Louisa King, c.1858.
Josias King, 1858.
Josias King, c.1850.
With the fall of Fort Sumter in 1861, Minnesota became the first state to offer troops to fight the Confederacy. Josias Redgate King is credited with being the first man to volunteer for the Union in the Civil War.
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