10th Minnesota Volunteer Infantry
Organized in the summer and fall of 1862, the 10th Regiment saw much of its initial service on the frontier, including General Sibley's 1863 campaign into Dakota Territory in 1863. After garrison duty in Missouri and Kentucky, the regiment joined the 1st Brigade, 1st Division of the 16th Army corps in Memphis, Tennessee in June of 1864. They took part in the Battle of Tupelo in July and then had a major role in the Battle of Nashville in December of that year. The following spring the 10th regiment took part in the campaign against Mobile, Alabama. The regiment returned to Minnesota in August, 1865 and were mustered out at Fort Snelling.
The Tenth Minnesota Volunteers, 1862-1865: A History of Action in the Sioux Uprising and the Civil War, With a Regimental Roster, by Michael A. Eggleston.
Jefferson, N.C.; London: MacFarland & Co., c2012.
MNHS call number: E515.5 10th E44 2012
Tales of the Tenth Regiment, Minnesota Volunteers by Two Soldiers.
Henderson, MN: Joseph R. Brown Heritage Society, 1996.
MNHS call number: E515.5 10th .S65 1996
The Civil War Diary of a Minnesota Volunteer, Henry Ahsenmacher.
St. Paul: Minnesota Genealogical Society, 1990.
MNHS call number: E601.A 47 .A3 1990
I Saw the Ravages of an Indian War: A Diary Written by Amos E. Galnville, Sr., Co. "F" 10th Minnesota Volunteers, August 25, 1863 to July 29, 1863; copied and edited by John K. Glanville and Carrol G. Glanville.
MNHS call number: E83.86 .G53 1988
Civil War Diary and Miscellaneous Papers, 1864 by Asa Sylvester Haynes.
Diary (January 1-August 19, 1865) of a musician with Company A, Tenth Minnesota, while he was stationed in Mississippi and Alabama and continuing through his journey to and discharge from Fort Snelling. Entries are scattered and brief, describing weather, health, and troop movements. Also includes a receipt for music purchases at the St. Paul firm of Root & Cady.
MNHS call number: See the finding aid in the library (P2819).
John B. Leo Letters 1863-1865.
Seven letters and one photograph of John B. Leo, an Irish immigrant who enlisted in Company H, Tenth Regiment, Minnesota Infantry at the start of the U.S.-Dakota War (Aug. 1862) and served, there and in the Civil War, until 1865. The letters are addressed to Annie in Faribault, Minnesota, whom he married circa 1863.
MNHS call number: See the finding aid in the library (P1749).
Charles L. Davis Civil War Papers, 1862-1865.
Military records (personnel returns, muster rolls, special orders, financial accounts, and inventories of effects for enlisted deceased) maintained by Captain Charles L. Davis for the 10th Minnesota Infantry Regiment, Company D. Includes autobiographical information (1872) supplied by Davis while publisher for Red Wing, Minnesota’s Argus newspaper.
MNHS call number: Digital Finding Aid
Henry A. McConnell Papers, 1862-1865.
Photocopies of letters from Henry McConnell, of Red Wing (Minn.), to his wife Delia. The letters contain information on the personnel and movements of the Tenth Minnesota Infantry, Company D. The papers include two undated chronologies and a memorandum detailing his military service.
MNHS call number: See the finding aid in the library (McConnell, Henry).
Eli K. Pickett Correspondence, 1861-1865.
Correspondence between Pickett and various relatives and friends during his Civil War and Dakota Conflict of 1862 service with the 10th Minnesota Infantry. Pickett comments on camp life, his fellow soldiers, the hanging of Dakota prisoners at Mankato (Dec. 1862), General Henry H. Sibley’s punitive expedition against the Dakota (1863), and military campaigns and destruction in the South (1864-1865). His wife Philena writes to him from Minnesota and Wisconsin regarding social events, their children, and family matters.
MNHS call number: See the finding aid in the library (P1481).
George Clinton Pettie Diaries, 1863-1865.
Transcripts of two diaries kept by Pettie while on the Sibley Expedition (1863) into Dakota Territory and while later serving with the Union Army (1864-1865) in Kentucky and Indiana, as well as a folder of genealogical information about Pettie and his descendants compiled by Pettie’s great-grandson, Norbert McCrady.
MNHS call number: See the finding aid in the library (P2735).
Historical Reminiscences of Services in Dakota and Minnesota
Details of the service of James R Hart, in the 10th Minnesota Infantry, Company D, during the Dakota Conflict, including wagon train guard duty between St. Paul and Fort Abercrombie (Oct. 1862), stockade construction at Fort Goodhue (Sibley County, Minn.), and experiences on the Sibley Expedition.
MNHS call number: See the finding aid in the library (Microfilm M582: Hart, James R.).
Observations of T. J. Hunt in the Civil War: A Narrative of the Military Life of T. J. Hunt in the Sioux Indian and Civil Wars of 1862-1865, [undated].
Typescript narrative detailing the activities of this Ellington (Dodge County) farmer during the siege of New Ulm, his service with the 10th Minnesota Infantry, Company B, at the Winnebago Indian Agency and as commander of a platoon of skirmishers on the Sibley Expedition, and his Civil War experiences. Also includes his obituary.
MNHS call number: See the finding aid in the library (Microfim M582: Hunt, Thomas J.).
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