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An advertisement for a concert put on by the Sixteenth Battalion Band from the St. Paul Appeal, October 25, 1919. The band was led by Lieutenant William Howard.

Advertisement for Sixteenth Battalion Band concert

An advertisement for a concert put on by the Sixteenth Battalion Band from the St. Paul Appeal, October 25, 1919. The band was led by Lieutenant William Howard.

Black and white photograph of Adjutant General Walter F. Rhinow, commander of all state troops, including the Minnesota Home Guard, c.1918.

Minnesota Adjutant General Walter F. Rhinow

Adjutant General Walter F. Rhinow, commander of all state troops, including the Minnesota Home Guard, c.1918.

Black and white photograph of the Fourth Battalion Band, Minnesota Home Guard, c.1918.

Fourth Battalion Band, Minnesota Home Guard

Fourth Battalion Band, Minnesota Home Guard, c.1918.

Black and white photograph of embers of Company A, Sixteenth Battalion of the Minnesota Home Guard, c.1918.

Members of Company A, Sixteenth Battalion of the Minnesota Home Guard

Members of Company A, Sixteenth Battalion of the Minnesota Home Guard, c.1918. Standing at right is Captain Clarence Wigington, who petitioned the governor to allow the formation of an African American unit. To his left is Lieutenant Homer Goins. Seated (L to R) are Dr. George Berry and Sergeant William Griffin. The remaining pictured are unidentified.

Black and white photograph of members of the Sixteenth Battalion of the Minnesota Home Guard, c.1918. After petitioning the governor, African American citizens formed their own battalion in order to serve.

Members of the Sixteenth Battalion of the Minnesota Home Guard

Members of the Sixteenth Battalion of the Minnesota Home Guard, c.1918. After petitioning the governor, African American citizens formed their own battalion in order to serve.

Black and white photograph of members of the Minnesota Home Guard at Camp Pershing, c.1918.

Minnesota Home Guard at Camp Pershing

Members of the Minnesota Home Guard at Camp Pershing, c.1918.

Black and white photograph of a Minnesota Home Guard Band, c.1918.

Minnesota Home Guard Band

A Minnesota Home Guard Band, c.1918.

Black and white photograph of a full Battalion of Minnesota Home Guard at Glenwood Park, Minneapolis, 1918.

A full Battalion of Minnesota Home Guard at Glenwood Park, Minneapolis

A full Battalion of Minnesota Home Guard at Glenwood Park, Minneapolis, 1918.

Black and white photograph of Minnesota Home Guardsmen burying dead of the Fires of 1918.

Minnesota Home Guardsmen burying dead of the Fires of 1918

The fires in Northeastern Minnesota killed over 450 people in October of 1918. Along with providing security and relief services, members of the Minnesota Home Guard buried the dead.

Black and white photograph of a Minnesota Home Guard Camp during the fires of 1918.

Minnesota Home Guard Camp during the fires of 1918

Minnesota Home Guard Camp during the fires of 1918.

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