Tenth Minnesota veteran officers

Tenth Minnesota veteran officers

Photograph of veteran officers of the Tenth Minnesota Volunteer Infantry Regiment taken in September of 1906.

Tenth Minnesota veterans

Tenth Minnesota veterans

Photograph of a group of Tenth Minnesota Volunteer Infantry veterans taken on September 6, 1905 by Edward Augustus Bromley.

Civil War veterans' organization badge

Civil War veteran's badge

Civil War veterans' organization badge that belonged to a veteran of Company A, Tenth Minnesota Infantry, c.1870.

10th Minnesota regimental battle flag

10th Minnesota regimental battle flag

10th Minnesota regimental battle flag, c.1861–1865.

10th Minnesota national battle flag

10th Minnesota national battle flag

10th Minnesota national battle flag, c.1861–1865.

Tenth Minnesota Volunteer Infantry Regiment

By the summer of 1862, it was clear that the Civil War would not be over quickly. In July and August, President Lincoln called for several hundred thousand additional men to enlist for the Union cause. In response, the Tenth Minnesota Volunteer Infantry Regiment formed between August and November of that year.

U.S. Army percussion cap pouch

U.S. Army percussion cap pouch

Josiah Lathrop of the Eighth Minnesota's Company H used this 1850 model pouch during the Civil War.

U.S. Army waist belt

U.S. Army waist belt

This Brooklyn, New York-made waist belt belonged to Josiah Lathrop of the Eighth Minnesota's Company H.

U.S. Army officer's Model 1850 sword and scabbard

U.S. Army officer's Model 1850 sword and scabbard

Captain Leonard Aldrich of the Eighth Minnesota's Company F carried this sword during the 1863 Henry Sibley expedition against the Dakota.

Drumsticks

Drumsticks

Musician John Schaefer of the Eighth Minnesota, Company K used these drumsticks during the Civil War.

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