National Archives materials at the Minnesota Historical Society

Cataloged with the more traditional manuscript collections are official U.S. Army and War Department records published on microfilm by the National Archives.

These are records of U.S. War Department activities primarily in Minnesota. Most deal with military posts in the state, most notably Fort Snelling, and much of the content is related to the U.S.-Dakota War of 1862 and raising troops for Federal service.


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