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.

An 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.

Black and white photograph of the Second Minnesota Artillery monument at Chickamauga, Georgia, taken c.1890.

Monument to Second Minnesota battery of light artillery at Chickamauga

Photograph of the Second Minnesota Artillery monument at Chickamauga, Georgia, c.1890.

Second Battery of Minnesota Light Artillery

The Second Battery of Minnesota Light Artillery fought in some of the major battles in the Civil War's Western Theater. In their three and a half years of service, the Second's officers and men had the unique experience of functioning in all branches of the army-artillery, cavalry, and infantry.

1st Minnesota Battery monument, Vicksburg National Military Park.

Photograph of a monument to the First Battery of Minnesota Light Artillery in Vicksburg National Military Park, 1907.

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