Photograph of John S. Cady, Captain, Eighth Minnesota Infantry, Company A

John S. Cady, Captain, Eighth Minnesota Infantry, Company A

Captain Cady was killed on June 11, 1863, in a clash with Dakota Indians near Lake Kandiyohi.

Company E, Eighth Minnesota Volunteer Infantry, Fort Snelling

Company E, Eighth Minnesota Volunteer Infantry, Fort Snelling

Company E is the subject of this 1862 Benjamin F. Upton photograph.

Eighth Minnesota Regimental Battle Flag

Eighth Minnesota Regimental Battle Flag

The regiment's battle flag consists of one layer of silk with the federal seal painted in the center. Remnants of gold fringe are attached to the top and bottom of the flag. The Eighth received its flag in Paynesville, Minnesota, in May of 1864.

Eighth Minnesota Volunteer Infantry Regiment

In 1864, the officers and men of the Eighth Minnesota Volunteer Infantry Regiment traveled from Fort Ridgley deep into Dakota Territory and then returned to Minnesota. Next, they headed to Tennessee. From there, the regiment moved to Washington, D.C., North Carolina, and finally, back to Minnesota. During that final year of the Civil War, the Eighth claimed to have covered more miles and experienced more variety in its service than any other regiment in the Union Army.

Black and white photograph of the Minnesota Home Guard and the Motor Corps, c. 1918

Governor J.A.A. Burnquist with members of the Minnesota Home Guard and the Motor Corps

Governor J.A.A. Burnquist with members of the Minnesota Home Guard and the Motor Corps, c.1918

Statue of Alexander Wilkin erected in the Minnesota State Capitol building in 1910.

Statue of Alexander Wilkin

Statue of Alexander Wilkin erected in the Minnesota State Capitol building in 1910.

Handwritten paper pass for Colonel Alexander Wilkin, 1864.

Ninth Minnesota Infantry pass for Colonel Alexander Wilkin

Pass for Colonel Alexander Wilkin, 1864.

Photograph of Alexander Wilkin in his military uniform, c. 1863.

Alexander Wilkin

Colonel Alexander Wilkin, c.1863.

Wilkin, Alexander (1819–1864)

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.

group photograph of soldiers in Red Wing's Company G

Company G at San Francisco

Members of Red Wing's Company G, Thirteenth Minnesota, at San Francisco.

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