Portrait photograph of William R. Marshall

William R. Marshall, Colonel, Seventh Minnesota Infantry

William R. Marshall, Colonel, Seventh Minnesota Infantry, c.1864.

a gum tree mortar made by a Civil War soldier

Gum-tree mortar barrel

Mortar barrel made from the trunk of a gum tree and bound with iron bands. The mortar was made by a member of the Seventh Minnesota Infantry Regiment and used during the siege of Spanish Fort, Alabama, part of the March–April 1865 campaign against Mobile.

Tattered battle flag of the Seventh Minnesota Infantry Regiment.

Seventh Minnesota national battle flag

Seventh Minnesota national battle flag

Black and white photograph of Seventh Minnesota veterans, 1905.

Group of Seventh Minnesota Veterans

Seventh Minnesota Volunteer Infantry veterans photograph at a reunion, 1905.

Seventh Minnesota Volunteer Infantry Regiment

The Seventh Minnesota Infantry served on Minnesota's frontier in the troubled summer of 1862 and through the first half of 1863. The regiment eventually headed south, taking part in a key battle that virtually destroyed a major Confederate army. They also participated in one of the final campaigns of the war.

US Army officer's Model 1850 sword

US Army officer's Model 1850 sword

Detail of sword used during the Civil War by Adjutant Alonzo Putnam Connolly of the Sixth Minnesota Volunteer Infantry. Tiffany and Company made the hilt and did the etching on the blade.

Colonel Alonzo Putnam Connolly, Sixth Minnesota Volunteer Infantry and National Guards.

Colonel Alonzo Putnam Connolly, Sixth Minnesota Volunteer Infantry and National Guards

Colonel Alonzo P. Connolly, who was adjutant of the Sixth Minnesota Volunteer Infantry during the Civil War 1871.

US Army medical officer's uniform sash

US Army medical officer's uniform sash

Dark green knit silk uniform sash worn during the Civil War by Chief Surgeon Alfred Wharton of the Sixth Minnesota Regiment. Wharton resigned in 1864 due to illness contracted while at Helena, Arkansas.

Survivors members of Company F, Sixth Minnesota Volunteer Infantry at the home of Captain Horace B. Wilson at Red Wing.

Survivors members of Company F, Sixth Minnesota Volunteer Infantry at the home of Captain Horace B. Wilson at Red Wing

Members of Company F, Sixth Minnesota Volunteer Infantry at the home of Captain Horace B. Wilson at Red Wing, 1897.

Five-string banjo (stringless)

Five-string banjo (stringless)

Banjo made by Franklin Tenney Brawley, a drummer in the Sixth Minnesota Volunteer Infantry Regiment, Company G. Brawley made the banjo during the 1862 U.S.-Dakota War from a bed post and a drum head. The Banjo is inlaid with silver coins and features a hand drawn U.S.A. shield and flag.

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