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.

photograph of soldiers doing laundry

Company G barracks in Manila

Laundry duty at Company G's barracks near Manila, c.1898.

Black and white photograph of Minnesota soldiers on guard around Manila.

Thirteenth Minnesota In Philippines

Soldiers of the Thirteenth Minnesota Infantry regiment on guard around Manila in the Philippines, 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.

Seventh Minnesota regimental battle flag

Seventh 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.

Color image of 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.

Black and white full-length portrait photograph of Albert Alonzo Ames, c.1863.

Albert Alonzo Ames, Assistant Surgeon, Seventh Minnesota Infantry

Albert Alonzo Ames, Assistant Surgeon, Seventh Minnesota Infantry, c.1863.

Black and white full-length portrait photograph of John K. Arnold, c/1863

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

John K. Arnold, Captain, Seventh Minnesota Infantry, Company A, 1863.

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