Colonel Alexander Wilkin, c. 1863.
Alexander Wilkin was a St. Paul lawyer and businessman who served as secretary of Minnesota Territory. He was the highest ranking officer from Minnesota killed during the Civil War.
Members of Red Wing's Company G, Thirteenth Minnesota, photographed at San Francisco
Laundry duty at Company G's barracks near Manila
Soldiers of the Thirteenth Minnesota Infantry regiment on guard around Manila, August 1898
On August 13, 1898, the Thirteenth Minnesota Infantry regiment led an American advance against Spanish forces holding the Philippine city of Manila. Their participation was crucial to the outcome of this important Spanish-American War battle.
7th Minnesota regimental battle flag
Springfield rifle-musket bayonet carried by George W. Buswell, Company B, Seventh Minnesota Volunteer Infantry.
This Confederate cavalry saber, along with its scabbard, was captured by Private George W. Buswell, Company B, Seventh Minnesota Volunteer Infantry, at Fort Blakely, Alabama, April 9, 1865.
Albert Alonzo Ames, Assistant Surgeon, Seventh Minnesota Infantry
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