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

Fifth Minnesota Regimental Battle Flag

Fifth Minnesota Regimental Battle Flag.

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

Fifth Minnesota Regimental Monument, Vicksburg National Military Park

Fifth Minnesota Regimental Monument, Vicksburg National Military Park, 1907. Photograph by Mack J. Moore.

Photograph of members of the Fifth Minnesota in 1896

Members of Fifth Minnesota Volunteer Infantry

Members of Fifth 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 Fifth Minnesota Regiment.

Photograph of Elias W. Mortimer

Elias W. Mortimer, Sergeant in Company F, Fifth Minnesota Volunteer Infantry Regiment

Elias W. Mortimer, Sergeant in Company F, Fifth Minnesota Volunteer Infantry Regiment, c.1865. Photograph by Joel Emmons Whitney.

Photograph of Thomas Parke Gere

Thomas Parke Gere, First Lieutenant and Adjutant with the Fifth Minnesota Volunteer Infantry. Medal of Honor Recipient

Thomas Parke Gere, First Lieutenant and Adjutant with the Fifth Minnesota Volunteer Infantry. Medal of Honor Recipient, c.1863.

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