King, Josias R. (1832–1916)

With the fall of Fort Sumter in 1861, Minnesota became the first state to offer troops to fight the Confederacy. Josias Redgate King is credited with being the first man to volunteer for the Union in the Civil War.

Color image of a musket stock used by the North West Fur Company. Made between 1790 and 1800.

Musket stock

Musket stock used by the North West Fur Company. Made between 1790 and 1800.

Black and white photograph of the Women's International League for Peace and Freedom, greeted by Mayor Anderson of Minneapolis, 1931.

Women’s International League for Peace and Freedom

The Women's International League for Peace and Freedom, greeted by Mayor Anderson of Minneapolis, 1931.

Black and white photograph of Fanny Fligelman Brin, c.1925. Photographed by Eugene G. Garrett.

Fanny Fligelman Brin

Fanny Fligelman Brin, c.1925. Photographed by Eugene G. Garrett.

Brin, Fanny Fligelman (1884–1961)

Fanny Fligelman Brin devoted her life to the causes of world peace, democracy, social justice, and Jewish welfare. Her long career as a peace activist included involvement with the National Council of Jewish Women, the Women's International League for Peace and Freedom, and the National Committee on the Cause and Cure of War, among others.

Color image of an 1859 Sharps rifle.

1859 Sharps rifle

1859 Sharps rifle.

Black and white photograph of men of the First Minnesota Volunteer Infantry in field works after the battlefield of Fair Oaks, Virginia, 1862. Evidence of the newly-attached Company L, the Second Company Minnesota of Sharpshooters, can be seen in the center-right of the photograph: a Sharps breech-loading rifle is hanging over a blanket.

First Minnesota Volunteer Infantry after the Battle of Fair Oaks

Men of the First Minnesota Volunteer Infantry in field works after the Battle of Fair Oaks, Virginia, 1862. Evidence of the newly-attached Company L, the Second Company Minnesota of Sharpshooters, can be seen in the center-right of the photograph: a Sharps breech-loading rifle is hanging over a blanket.

Black and white photograph of Ozias B, Baker, private, Second Company of Minnesota Sharpshooters, c.1862.

Ozias B. Baker

Ozias B, Baker, private, Second Company of Minnesota Sharpshooters, c.1862.

Black and white photograph of Luman O. Tanner, private, Second Company of Minnesota Sharpshooters, c.1862.

Luman O. Tanner

Luman O. Tanner, private, Second Company of Minnesota Sharpshooters, c.1862.

Black and white photograph of Captain Mahlon Black, Second Company of Minnesota Sharpshooters, c.1862. Photograph by Joel Emmons Whitney.

Captain Mahlon Black

Captain Mahlon Black, Second Company of Minnesota Sharpshooters, c.1862. Photograph by Joel Emmons Whitney.

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