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St. Cloud Area Men Volunteer To Fight In Civil War – on ‘This Date In Central Minnesota History’
St. Cloud Area Men Volunteer To Fight In Civil War – on ‘This Date In Central Minnesota History’
On this date 150 years ago, the First Minnesota Volunteer Infantry organized at Fr. Snelling. Stephen A. Miller, who was in the mercantile and real estate business with Henry Swisshelm in St. Cloud, heard this first call for soldiers and went into action. He raised a company of local volunteers and brought them to join the First Regiment at Fort Snelling.