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3rd Minnesota Infantry

Bronze tablet on the Minnesota State Memorial. This unit was attached to Col. Milton Montgomery's Brigade of Brig. Gen. Nathan Kimball's Provisional Division, Maj. Gen. Cadwallader C. Washburn's XVI Army Corps (Detachment) on Maj. Gen'l William T. Sherman's exterior line and was commanded by Col. Chauncey W. Griggs.
Regimental Plaque, Minnesota State Memorial
Regimental Plaque, Minnesota State Memorial
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Did You Know?

Thomas O. Selfridge

Thomas O. Selfridge, captain of the USS Cairo, commanded three boats which sank during the war. Each began with the letter "C"-Cumberland, Cairo, and Conestoga. The coincidence was noted after the Conestoga sank, and Selfridge was assigned to the USS Osage, which survived to the end of the war.