Monday, October 3, 2011

10th Minnesota and the Dakota War

Offhand, I can only think of one book length published unit history detailing service in the 1862-65 Dakota War, Kurt Bergemann's Bracketts Battalion: Minnesota Cavalry in the Civil War and Dakota War (1996, rep. in 2004 by Minn. Hist. Society Press). However, next year we should see Michael Eggleston's The 10th Minnesota Volunteers, 1862-1865: A History of Action in the Sioux Uprising and the Civil War, With a Regimental Roster (McFarland). The 10th arrived on the scene in the early stages of the 1862 Sioux Uprising, August - September. Later, in 1863, the Minnesotans trekked into the Dakota Territory with the Sibley Expedition. By the fall, the unit was in St. Louis and thereafter fought Confederates in the western theater (with another stint in the Trans-Mississippi repelling the 1864 Price Raid.)

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