11th Minnesota Volunteer Infantry
The last infantry regiment recruited in Minnesota, the 11th Regiment entered service in September of 1864. Much of their career was spent guarding the important railroad link between Louisville, Kentucky and Nashville, Tennessee. Though involved in a few skirmishes with Confederate guerrillas, the 11th Minnesota did not participate in any major battles. The regiment returned to Minnesota in June of 1865 and was mustered out of service in July.
The Eleventh Regiment Minnesota Volunteer Infantry: 1865-1906.
Minneapolis Minnesota: Hahn & Harmon Company, Printers, 
MNHS call number: E515.5 11th .E4 1906
"Narrative of the Eleventh Regiment" by Rufus Davenport.
In Minnesota in the Civil and Indian Wars, Vol. 1, p.488-491.
St. Paul: Minnesota Historical Society Press, 2005.
MNHS call number: Reading Room E515 .M66 2005
The Buffers, by Billy Bugel [W. A. Fisher].
Minneapolis Minnesota: Perry Print Co., 1908.
MNHS call number: E515.5 11th .F47 1908
John S. Moulton Diary and Transcript, 1865.
Original and typed transcript of a pocket diary with daily entries kept by a lieutenant in Company E of the 11th Minnesota Infantry Regiment. The diary documents the company’s guard duty of the Louisville and Nashville Railroad at Gallatin (Tenn.), the mustering out of the company, and Moulton’s return to civilian life. Brief entries describe the monotony of camp life, daily guard duty, target drills, the severity of the weather, the wait for pay, and recreational diversions such as ball playing, euchre games, and music. Noteworthy entries recall the killing of two company men by guerrillas in a churchyard; receiving news of the fall of Richmond, the evacuation of Petersburg, Lee’s surrender, and Lincoln’s assassination; and the surrender of the guerrilla force that raided the Nashville area.
MNHS call number: See the finding aid in the library (P1933).
Eleventh Regiment Minnesota Volunteer Infantry Association, Records, 1864-1913.
Data about former members of the regiment collected by Wilford C. Wilson, president of the association, including rosters, correspondence, biographical sketches, miscellaneous notes, and newspaper clippings.
MNHS call number: See the finding aid in the library (BH5/.M643 11th).
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