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Minnesota State University, Mankato

Minnesota State University, Mankato

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Minnesota State University, Mankato,
Memorial Library, Southern Minnesota Historical Center
Smith, Benjamin F., 1811-1892. Military Record Book, 1862-1865.
MSU Archives Collection 150



Smith, Benjamin F., 1811-1892. Military Record Book, 1862-1865. SMHC Manuscript Collection 150. 1 microfilm reel.

Abstract:

The Benjamin F. Smith collection contains the special orders issued by or during Smith's command of a Civil War military training camp at Fort Snelling. Furthermore, it includes pay rolls, muster rolls, special orders, and financial records dating from his service as commander of the militia for Blue Earth County in the Dakota Conflict.

Biographical Note:

Benjamin F. Smith (1811-1892) served as Lieutenant Colonel in the Minnesota Third Infantry Regiment in the Civil War. Smith was the Commander of the militia for Blue Earth County District during the Dakota Conflict of 1862. Later, he served as a member of the Minnesota state legislature between 1870-1871.

Restrictions:

There are no restrictions on use of this collection for research purposes. The researcher assumes full responsibility for observing all copyright, property and libel laws as they apply.

Collection Citation:

Smith, Benjamin F., 1811-1892. Military Record Book, 1862-1865. SMHC Manuscript Collection 150, Southern Minnesota Historical Center, Memorial Library, Minnesota State University, Mankato

Acquisition:

The microfilm was made from the original located in the Blue Earth County Historical Society, Mankato, Minnesota. The film was received in May 1975.

Processed By:

Archives staff processed this collection in the 1970s.
Finding aid revised by Jeff A. Jenson September 2001.

Related Collections:

The original documents are available at the Blue Earth County Historical Society, Mankato, Minnesota.

LCSH Subject Headings:

Smith, Benjamin F., 1811-1892.
Civil War (American) - Military Record Book.
Minnesota Third Infantry Regiment.
Dakota Indians - Wars, 1862-1865.
Blue Earth County (Minn.) - Militia.
Fort Snelling (Minn.).