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.

Sixth Minnesota company flag

Sixth Minnesota company flag

Flag of Company G of the Sixth Minnesota Infantry is made of blue silk, with the motto "Union Forever" on the obverse and "Conquor or Die" on reverse. It was presented by women of St. Paul to Company G on October 23, 1862.

Slave quarters, Helena, Arkansas; taken while Sixth Minnesota Volunteers were camped in Helena.

Slave quarters, Helena, Arkansas

Slave quarters, Helena, Arkansas, 1864. This photograph was taken while Sixth Minnesota Volunteers were camped in Helena. Photograph by T. W. Bankes.

Camp Buford, Helena, Ark. Sixth Minnesota Infantry

Camp Buford, Helena, Arkansas Sixth Minnesota Infantry

Camp Buford, Helena, Arkansas, 1864. The Sixth spent four and a half months garrisoning Helena, during which time many men died or fell ill from disease.

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