Black and white photograph of Third Infantry passing in review for Maud Hart Lovelace, author of Early Candlelight, which was set at Fort Snelling, September 1929.

Third Infantry passing in review for Maud Hart Lovelace

Third Infantry passing in review for Maud Hart Lovelace, author of Early Candlelight, which was set at Fort Snelling, September 1929.

Black and white photograph of Brown County draftees on their way to training camp, 1917.

World War I draftees from Brown County

Brown County draftees on their way to training camp, 1917.

Black and white photograph of Albert Pfaender, 1934. Photographed by the Lee Brothers.

Albert Pfaender

Albert Pfaender, 1934. Photograph by the Lee Brothers.

Black and white photograph of Dr. Louis A. Fritsche, c.1920.

Dr. Louis A. Fritsche

Dr. Louis A. Fritsche, c.1920.

New Ulm Military Draft Meeting, 1917

The World War I draft rally held in New Ulm on July 25, 1917, was an exciting event; it featured a parade, music, a giant crowd, and compelling speakers. The speakers urged compliance with law, but challenged the justice of the war and the government’s authority to send draftees into combat overseas. In the end, people obeyed the draft law, while the state punished dissent. Three of the speakers lost their jobs; the fourth was charged with criminal sedition.

Color image of a hand-sewn silk suit worn by Josiah Snelling as a young boy, c.1787.

Boy's suit worn by Josiah Snelling

Hand-sewn silk suit worn by Josiah Snelling as a young boy, c.1787.

Black and white photograph of a monument erected to the memory of Colonel Josiah Snelling in front of the Fort Snelling Memorial Chapel, 1929.

Monument erected to the memory of Colonel Josiah Snelling

Monument erected to the memory of Colonel Josiah Snelling in front of the Fort Snelling Memorial Chapel, 1929.

Black and white drawing of Colonel Josiah Snelling, c.1820.

Josiah Snelling

Black and white drawing of Colonel Josiah Snelling, c.1820.

Snelling, Josiah (1782–1828)

Bravery at the Battle of Tippecanoe and during the War of 1812 distinguished the military career of Colonel Josiah Snelling, but he is best known for commanding Fort Snelling in the 1820s. It was the first permanent U.S. government outpost in what would become the state of Minnesota.

Black and white photograph of the confirmation of Dakota at Fort Snelling, 1863.

Bishop Henry B. Whipple preaching to the Dakota at the Fort Snelling concentration camp

Bishop Henry B. Whipple preaching to the Dakota at the Fort Snelling concentration camp, 1863.

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