Col. William Colvill. c.1900

Col. William Colvill

William Colvill of Red Wing, c.1900.

Statue of Col. William Colvill

Statue of Col. William Colvill

Statue of William Colvill located near his grave in Cannon Falls, undated.

1st Minnesota officer's scabbard

First Minnesota officer's sword and scabbard

First Minnesota officer's sword and scabbard. The scabbard was reportedly owned by Colonel William Colvill of the 1st Minnesota Volunteer Infantry Regiment.

Funeral of Colonel William Colvill at Cannon Falls.

Funeral of Colonel William Colvill at Cannon Falls

Funeral of Colonel William Colvill at Cannon Falls. June 15, 1905.

William Colvill

William Colvill

William Colvill in 1904.

William Colvill

William Colvill

William Colvill, c.1863.

Colvill, William (1830–1905)

The fate of the Union army hung in the balance on the second day of the Battle of Gettysburg in 1863. Confederate soldiers punched a hole in its defenses and only the men of the First Minnesota Infantry, led by Colonel William Colvill, stood in their way.

Souvenir spoon from G.A.R. encampment

Souvenir spoon from G.A.R. encampment

Created by an unknown manufacturer for the Grand Army of the Republic National Encampment of 1896 held in St. Paul, Minnesota.

G.A.R. ribbon

G.A.R. ribbon

Ribbon created for the 1884 Grand Army of the Republic National Convention held in Minneapolis, Minnesota.

G.A.R. sack coat

G.A.R. sack coat

G.A.R. sack coat worn by an unidentified veteran of the First Minnesota Regiment.

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