Black and white photograph of Dr. Louis A. Fritsche, c.1920.

Dr. Louis A. Fritsche

Dr. Louis A. Fritsche, c.1920.

New Ulm Military Draft Meeting, 1917

The World War I draft rally held in New Ulm on July 25, 1917, was an exciting event; it featured a parade, music, a giant crowd, and compelling speakers. The speakers urged compliance with law, but challenged the justice of the war and the government’s authority to send draftees into combat overseas. In the end, people obeyed the draft law, while the state punished dissent. Three of the speakers lost their jobs; the fourth was charged with criminal sedition.

Color image of a hand-sewn silk suit worn by Josiah Snelling as a young boy, c.1787.

Boy's suit worn by Josiah Snelling

Hand-sewn silk suit worn by Josiah Snelling as a young boy, c.1787.

Black and white photograph of a monument erected to the memory of Colonel Josiah Snelling in front of the Fort Snelling Memorial Chapel, 1929.

Monument erected to the memory of Colonel Josiah Snelling

Monument erected to the memory of Colonel Josiah Snelling in front of the Fort Snelling Memorial Chapel, 1929.

Black and white drawing of Colonel Josiah Snelling, c.1820.

Josiah Snelling

Black and white drawing of Colonel Josiah Snelling, c.1820.

Snelling, Josiah (1782–1828)

Bravery at the Battle of Tippecanoe and during the War of 1812 distinguished the military career of Colonel Josiah Snelling, but he is best known for commanding Fort Snelling in the 1820s. It was the first permanent U.S. government outpost in what would become the state of Minnesota.

Black and white photograph of the confirmation of Dakota at Fort Snelling, 1863.

Bishop Henry B. Whipple preaching to the Dakota at the Fort Snelling concentration camp

Bishop Henry B. Whipple preaching to the Dakota at the Fort Snelling concentration camp, 1863.

Whipple, Henry Benjamin (1822–1901)

Henry Benjamin Whipple, the first Episcopal bishop of Minnesota, is known for his missionary work among the Dakota and Ojibwe and his efforts to reform the U.S. Indian administration system. After the U.S.–Dakota War of 1862, Whipple was one of the few white men to oppose the death sentences of 303 Dakota.

Color image of a combat training exercise at Camp Ripley, June 2015.

Combat training exercise at Camp Ripley

Combat training exercise at Camp Ripley, June 2015. Photograph by the Minnesota National Guard.

Color image of a soldier of Second Battalion, 135th Infantry, Thirty-fourth Division, returning home after a deployment, 2008.

A soldier of Second Battalion, 135th Infantry, Thirty-fourth Division

A soldier of Second Battalion, 135th Infantry, Thirty-fourth Division, hugs his wife and son upon returning home from a nine-month deployment to Kosovo, July 2008. Photograph by the Minnesota National Guard.

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