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Josiah Snelling: The First Commander of Fort Snelling: Secondary Sources: Books & Articles


"A Newly Discovered Diary of Colonel Josiah Snelling," by Helen Dunlap Dick.
In Minnesota History, vol. 18, no. 4 (Dec. 1937): pp. 399-406.
MNHS call number: Digital Copy

"Abigail Snelling: Military Wife, Military Widow," by Janis Obst.
In Minnesota History, vol. 54, no. 3 (fall 1994): pp. 98-111.
MNHS call number: Digital Copy

"William Joseph Snelling and the Early Northwest", by Allan E. Woodall. 
In Minnesota History, Vol. 10, no. 4 (Dec. 1929), p. 367-385. 
MNHS call number: Digital Copy

"Colonel Snelling’s Journal: Orders, Letters, Lists of Possessions", by Virginia Brainard Kunz. 
In Ramsey County History​, Vol. 6, no. 1 (spring 1969), p. 9-11.
MNHS call number: Reading Room F612.R22 R3 v.6:1

"Fort Snelling, Minnesota, While in Command of Col. Josiah Snelling, Fifth Infantry," by Rev. Edward D. Neill.
In Magazine of Western History. vol. 8, no.2 (June 1888): pp.171-180 and vol. 8, no. 4 (Aug. 1888): pp.373-381.
MNHS call number: E171 .N27 - original edition (bound with National Magazine).
MNHS call number: F612.H58 F6 1888 - reprint edition.

"Guarding the Colonel’s Place in History", by Patricia Condon Johnston. 
In Twin Cities,  Vol. 4, no. 8 (Aug. 1981), p. 66-70, 106-110.
MNHS call number: F613.T1 T852 v.4:8


Snelling: Minnesota's First First Family, by Barbara K. Luecke and John C. Luecke.
Eagan, Minn.: Grenadier Publications, 1993.
MNHS call number: Reading Romm F605.1.S667 L83 1993

Fort Snelling: Colossus of the Wilderness, by Stephen P. Hall. 
St. Paul, Minn. : Minnesota Historical Society Press, 1987.
MNHS call number: FOLIO F612.H58 F655 1987

Other Publications

Commandant’s House Interpretation Plan, by Maureen McKasy-Donlin. 
Minnesota Historical Society, 1982.
MNHS call number: F612.H58 F661 1982

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