Slave quarters, Helena, Arkansas; taken while 6th Minnesota Volunteers were camped in Helena.

Slave quarters, Helena, Arkansas; taken while 6th Minnesota Volunteers were camped in Helena.

Slave quarters, Helena, Arkansas; taken while 6th Minnesota Volunteers were camped in Helena.

Camp Buford, Helena, Ark. Sixth Minnesota Infantry

Camp Buford, Helena, Ark. Sixth Minnesota Infantry

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

Orlando Crosby Merriman, Sr.

Orlando Crosby Merriman, Sr.

Orlando Crosby Merriman, Sr. Mayor of St. Anthony 1861-1862; Captain of Company B, Sixth Minnesota Regiment; Appointed Regent of University of Minnesota in 1864; Mayor of Minneapolis in 1875.

William Crooks, Colonel, Sixth Minnesota Infantry.

William Crooks, Colonel, Sixth Minnesota Infantry.

William Crooks, Colonel, Sixth Minnesota Infantry

6th Minnesota company flag

6th Minnesota company flag

The Women of St. Paul presented this patriotic silk flag to the members of the 6th Minnesota's Company G on October 23, 1862.

Sixth Minnesota Volunteer Infantry Regiment

The Sixth Minnesota Volunteer Infantry performed crucial frontier service during the U.S.-Dakota War of 1862 and into 1863. Their first experience in the South involved horrible attrition due to disease. Yet the regiment held together, and they took part in one of the final Southern campaigns in 1865.

Blue silk battle flag with the state seal of Minnesota painted on the center

5th Minnesota Regimental Battle Flag

5th Minnesota Regimental Battle Flag

Photograph of stone monument at Vicksburg National Military Park honoring the Fifth Minnesota

5th Minnesota Regimental Monument, Vicksburg National Military Park

5th Minnesota Regimental Monument, Vicksburg National Military Park, 1907

Photograph of members of the Fifth Minnesota in 1896

Members of 5th Minnesota Volunteer Infantry

Members of 5th Minnesota Volunteer Infantry, c. 1896

White ribbon with a list of the locations and dates of major battles of the 5th Minnesota Volunteer Infantry.

Veteran Ribbon Badge of the 5th Minnesota Regiment

Veteran Ribbon Badge of the 5th Minnesota Regiment

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