Eighth Minnesota Snare Drum

Eighth Minnesota Snare Drum

This snare drum was presented to Company F musician Henry H. Velie by the members of the company.

Painting of the Eighth Minnesota Infantry (Mounted) in the Battle of Ta-Ha-Kouty (Killdeer Mountain)

The Eighth Minnesota Infantry (Mounted) in the Battle of Ta-Ha-Kouty (Killdeer Mountain)

The Eighth Minnesota was mounted during Sully's expedition. Here they fight dismounted at the battle of Killdeer Mountain, July 28, 1864. Every fourth man is positioned in the rear as a horse holder. Oil on canvas painting by Carl Ludwig Boeckmann, c.1910.

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.

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