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Coming Home

After the war ended, Minnesota’s soldiers returned to Fort Snelling to be mustered-out of military service. Then they were expected to return to the civilian lives they left behind when they enlisted. Click the links below to learn about the perspectives held by soldiers at the prospect of finally returning home.



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Civil War discharge document


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Benjamin Franklin, Corporal, First Minnesota Mounted Rangers, Company K.


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Steamboat War Eagle.


War and Rememberance African Americans In Minnesota The Home Front Minnesota's Soldiers Fort Snelling's Role