First Minnesota Regiment Civil War snare drum

First Minnesota Regiment Civil War snare drum

First Minnesota Regiment Civil War snare drum made in 1861.

Willis Arnold Gorman, Brigadier General, First Minnesota Infantry

Willis Arnold Gorman, Brigadier General, First Minnesota Infantry

Willis Arnold Gorman, Brigadier General, First Minnesota Infantry, 1861. Photograph by Whitney's Gallery.

Officers of the First Minnesota Volunteers

Officers of the First Minnesota Volunteers

Officers of the First Minnesota Volunteers standing in front of the commandant's house at Fort Snelling, May, 1861.

Battle of Gettysburg oil painting by Rufus Zogbaum

Battle of Gettysburg oil painting by Rufus Zogbaum

Battle of Gettysburg oil painting by Rufus Zogbaum, 1907. The painting is in the Governor's Reception Room at the Minnesota State Capitol. Depicts the First Minnesota Volunteer Infantry Regiment.

First Minnesota Volunteer Infantry Regiment

The First Minnesota Volunteer Infantry Regiment holds a special place in the history of Minnesota. It was the first body of troops raised by the state for Civil War service, and it was among first regiments of any state offered for national service.

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