Black and white photograph of Merrill Dwelle, member of the Second Company of Minnesota Sharpshooters, c.1864. Photograph by Joel Emmons Whitney.

Merrill Dwelle

Merrill Dwelle, member of the Second Company of Minnesota Sharpshooters, c.1864. Photograph by Joel Emmons Whitney.

Second Company of Minnesota Sharpshooters

Minnesota raised two companies of sharpshooters during the Civil War. Both were in the elite Berdan’s Sharpshooters brigade. The Second Company of Minnesota Sharpshooters, however, served out most of its three-year enlistment with the premier regiment of the state: the First Minnesota Volunteer Infantry Regiment.

Color image of Harold Stassen in his U.S. Naval Reserve uniform, c. 1945.

Harold Stassen

Harold Stassen in his U.S. Naval Reserve uniform, c.1945.

Brown, Joseph Renshaw (1805–1870)

During his five decades in Minnesota, Joseph R. Brown was a significant figure in territorial and state politics. Although he never held high office, he exercised great influence on how the region developed. His ability to produce legislative results earned him the nickname, “Jo the Juggler.”

Black and white photograph of Mary Mehegan Hill speaking at a St. Paul event marking the fiftieth anniversary of the First Minnesota Volunteer Infantry Regiment’s departure for Civil War duty, 1911.. Hill presented a duplicate of an old Regimental flag to the group.

Mary Mehegan Hill

Mary Mehegan Hill speaking at a St. Paul event marking the fiftieth anniversary of the First Minnesota Volunteer Infantry Regiment’s departure for Civil War duty, 1911. Hill presented a duplicate of an old Regimental flag to the group.

Black and white scan of a newspaper cartoon advertising the involvement of women in the Food Training Camp at the Minnesota State Fair. Image is from the New Ulm Review, August 8, 1917.

Food Training Camp advertisement for women

Newspaper cartoon advertising the involvement of women in the Food Training Camp at the Minnesota State Fair. Image is from the New Ulm Review, August 8, 1917.

Black and white scan of a newspaper cartoon advertising the involvement of children in the Food Training Camp at the Minnesota State Fair. Image is from the Willmar Tribune, August 15, 1917.

Food Training Camp cartoon for children

Newspaper cartoon advertising the involvement of children in the Food Training Camp at the Minnesota State Fair. Image is from the Willmar Tribune, August 15, 1917.

Black and white scan of a newspaper cartoon advertising the Food Training Camp at the Minnesota State Fair. Image is from the St. Paul Appeal, August 4, 1917.

Advertisement for Food Training Camp

Newspaper cartoon advertising the Food Training Camp at the Minnesota State Fair. Image is from the St. Paul Appeal, August 4, 1917.

Black and white newspaper cartoon by Hart Kaiser advertising the Food Training Camp at the Minnesota State Fair. Image is from the Bemidji Daily Pioneer, August 18, 1917.

Food Training Camp Advertisement

Newspaper cartoon by Hart Kaiser advertising the Food Training Camp at the Minnesota State Fair. Image is from the Bemidji Daily Pioneer, August 18, 1917.

Black and white photograph of a recruiting office for the 1st Minnesota Infantry Brigade, 1917 Minnesota State Fair.

Recruiting tent for the First Minnesota Infantry Brigade at the Minnesota State Fair

Recruiting office for the 1st Minnesota Infantry Brigade, 1917 Minnesota State Fair.

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