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.

Black and white photograph of the Old Pioneer Guard, 1859.

The Old Pioneer Guard

The Old Pioneer Guard, 1859.

Black and white photograph of Josias and Louisa King, c.1858.

Josias R. and Louisa King

Josias and Louisa King, c.1858.

Black and white photograph of Josias King, 1858.

Josias R. King

Josias King, 1858.

Black and white photograph of Josias King, c.1850.

Josias King

Josias King, c.1850.

King, Josias R. (1832–1916)

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.

Color image of a musket stock used by the North West Fur Company. Made between 1790 and 1800.

Musket stock

Musket stock used by the North West Fur Company. Made between 1790 and 1800.

Black and white photograph of the Women's International League for Peace and Freedom, greeted by Mayor Anderson of Minneapolis, 1931.

Women’s International League for Peace and Freedom

The Women's International League for Peace and Freedom, greeted by Mayor Anderson of Minneapolis, 1931.

Black and white photograph of Fanny Fligelman Brin, c.1925. Photographed by Eugene G. Garrett.

Fanny Fligelman Brin

Fanny Fligelman Brin, c.1925. Photographed by Eugene G. Garrett.

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