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Wood Lake Battle monument, c.1958.
Wood Lake Battlefield Monument, c. 1910.
Drawing of view of Wood Lake Battlefield, forty-three miles from Fort Ridgely, c.1862. Drawing by Albert Colgrave.
Drawing of the Battle of Wood Lake, c.1896. From A thrilling narrative of the Minnesota massacre and the Sioux War of 1862–63 (A.P. Connolly. Chicago, 1896.)
On September 23, 1862, United States troops, led by Colonel Henry Sibley, defeated Taoyateduta (Little Crow IV)'s Dakota force at the Battle of Wood Lake. The battle marked the end of the U.S.-Dakota War of 1862.
1890 painting depicting the Second Minnesota Volunteer Infantry Regiment at the Battle of Chickamauga, Georgia, September 20, 1863. Painted by artists Harry J. Kellogg, 1890.
Soldier's painted canvas haversack, 1861–1865.
Monument to Second Minnesota Regiment at Missionary Ridge, Chattanooga, Tennessee, c.1893.
2nd Minnesota national battle flag.
Second Minnesota Volunteer Infantry standing in front of the Long Barracks, Fort Snelling.
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