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Colonel Alonzo Putnam Connolly, Sixth Minnesota Volunteer Infantry and National Guards.

Colonel Alonzo Putnam Connolly, Sixth Minnesota Volunteer Infantry and National Guards

Colonel Alonzo P. Connolly, who was adjutant of the Sixth Minnesota Volunteer Infantry during the Civil War 1871.

US Army medical officer's uniform sash

US Army medical officer's uniform sash

Dark green knit silk uniform sash worn during the Civil War by Chief Surgeon Alfred Wharton of the Sixth Minnesota Regiment. Wharton resigned in 1864 due to illness contracted while at Helena, Arkansas.

Survivors members of Company F, Sixth Minnesota Volunteer Infantry at the home of Captain Horace B. Wilson at Red Wing.

Survivors members of Company F, Sixth Minnesota Volunteer Infantry at the home of Captain Horace B. Wilson at Red Wing

Members of Company F, Sixth Minnesota Volunteer Infantry at the home of Captain Horace B. Wilson at Red Wing, 1897.

Five-string banjo (stringless)

Five-string banjo (stringless)

Banjo made by Franklin Tenney Brawley, a drummer in the Sixth Minnesota Volunteer Infantry Regiment, Company G. Brawley made the banjo during the 1862 U.S.-Dakota War from a bed post and a drum head. The Banjo is inlaid with silver coins and features a hand drawn U.S.A. shield and flag.

Sixth Minnesota company flag

Sixth Minnesota company flag

Flag of Company G of the Sixth Minnesota Infantry is made of blue silk, with the motto "Union Forever" on the obverse and "Conquor or Die" on reverse. It was presented by women of St. Paul to Company G on October 23, 1862.

Slave quarters, Helena, Arkansas; taken while Sixth Minnesota Volunteers were camped in Helena.

Slave quarters, Helena, Arkansas

Slave quarters, Helena, Arkansas, 1864. This photograph was taken while Sixth Minnesota Volunteers were camped in Helena. Photograph by T. W. Bankes.

Camp Buford, Helena, Ark. Sixth Minnesota Infantry

Camp Buford, Helena, Arkansas Sixth Minnesota Infantry

Camp Buford, Helena, Arkansas, 1864. The Sixth spent four and a half months garrisoning Helena, during which time many men died or fell ill from disease.

Orlando Crosby Merriman, Sr.

Orlando Crosby Merriman, Sr.

Orlando Crosby Merriman, Sr. Mayor of St. Anthony and Captain of Company B, Sixth Minnesota Regiment, c.1863. Photograph by Beal's Gallery.

William Crooks, Colonel, Sixth Minnesota Infantry.

William Crooks, Colonel, Sixth Minnesota Infantry

William Crooks, Colonel, Sixth Minnesota Infantry, 1862–1864.

6th Minnesota company flag

Sixth Minnesota company flag

The Women of St. Paul presented this patriotic silk flag to the members of the Sixth Minnesota's Company G on October 23, 1862.

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