Black and white photograph of reunion of the 1st Battery Minnesota Artillery at Winona, 1888.

Reunion of the 1st Battery Minnesota Artillery at Winona.

This reunion photo was taken on June 26, 1888 in Winona. Those veterans in the photo are identified with hand-written notes beneath the photo.

Color image of 1st Battery Minnesota Light Artillery battle flag.

1st Battery Minnesota Light Artillery battle flag

This battle flag of the 1st Battery, Minnesota Light Artillery consists of one layer of red silk with a gold knotted fringe around the perimeter and three pairs of ties for attachment to the staff. The flag is adorned with battle honors encompassing much of the battery's service.

First Battery of Minnesota Light Artillery

The First Battery of Minnesota Light Artillery played a critical role in the first major battle of the Civil War. The performance of its officers and men at Shiloh and elsewhere in the Western Theater gave rise to an enviable service record and added to the young state's prestige.

World War II K-ration (supper variety) issued to Wendal Jerome Kulencamp. Kulencamp was in service between 1941 and 1944.

World War II K-ration issued to Minnesota soldier

World War II K-ration (supper variety) issued to Wendal Jerome Kulencamp. Kulencamp was in service between 1941 and 1944.

A "soldier's housewife" sewing kit made from a strip of leather with a twill-like finish and lined with silk.

Soldier's leather sewing kit

A "soldier's housewife" sewing kit made from a strip of leather with a twill-like finish and lined with silk. The kit was used by Lieutenant Wilford C. Wilson of the Eleventh Minnesota Infantry Regiment, Company B.

Image of hand-painted drum composed of a walnut-stained wood shell and black hoops with rope tuning cords.

Civil War drum

Hand-painted drum composed of a walnut-stained wood shell and black hoops with rope tuning cords. The drum was used in the Civil War by Calvin R. Fix, a private in the 4th Minnesota Infantry Regiment who rose to the rank of Principal Musician in the Eleventh Minnesota.

Black and white Carte-de-visite of Archibald Calquhoun, Private, Eleventh Minnesota Infantry Regiment, Company D., taken in 1864 or 1865.

Archibald Calquhoun, Private, Eleventh Minnesota Infantry, Company D

Carte-de-visite of Archibald Calquhoun, Private, Eleventh Minnesota Infantry Regiment, Company D, taken in 1864 or 1865.

Black and white Carte-de-visite of Loren Webb, Captain, Eleventh Minnesota Infantry Regiment, Company D. c.1861-1865.

Loren Webb, Captain, Eleventh Minnesota Infantry, Company D.

Carte-de-visite of Loren Webb, Captain, Eleventh Minnesota Infantry Regiment, Company D., c.1861–1865.

Color image of Eleventh Minnesota national battle flag.

Eleventh Minnesota national battle flag.

Eleventh Minnesota national battle flag.

Eleventh Minnesota Volunteer Infantry Regiment

Organized in late 1864, the Eleventh Minnesota Volunteer Infantry Regiment was the last infantry unit to be raised by the state. Though not involved in any major battles, the regiment performed a crucial service that helped to achieve ultimate Union victory.

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