Photograph of Minnesota soldiers on guard around Manila

Minnesota 13th In Philippines

Soldiers of the Thirteenth Minnesota Infantry regiment on guard around Manila, August 1898

The Thirteenth Minnesota and the Battle for Manila

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.

battle flag of the Seventh Minnesota

7th Minnesota regimental battle flag

7th Minnesota regimental battle flag

Civil War bayonet

US Army Model 1855-1870 socket bayonet

Springfield rifle-musket bayonet carried by George W. Buswell, Company B, Seventh Minnesota Volunteer Infantry.

a confederate cavalry saber

Confederate cavalry saber

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.

Full-length portrait photograph of Albert Alonzo Ames

Albert Alonzo Ames, Assistant Surgeon, Seventh Minnesota Infantry

Albert Alonzo Ames, Assistant Surgeon, Seventh Minnesota Infantry

full-length portrait photograph of John K. Arnold

John K. Arnold, Captain, Seventh Minnesota Infantry, Company A

Arnold's youthful face is typical of the Minnesotans who served in the Civil War.

leather box with buckled top flap

Civil War percussion cap box used by Hans H. Danielson of Company G, 7th Minnesota Volunteer Infantry Regiment.

Civil War percussion cap box used by Hans H. Danielson of Company G, 7th Minnesota Volunteer Infantry Regiment.

wicker-covered glass canteen

Wicker covered glass flask canteen with cork

This canteen was carried through the Civil War by Minnesota's Fifth governor, William R. Marshall, colonel of the Seventh Minnesota Infantry Regiment.

Portrait photograph of William R. Marshall

William R. Marshall, Colonel, Seventh Minnesota Infantry

William R. Marshall, Colonel, Seventh Minnesota Infantry

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