This photograph shows the Land Office building in St. Peter. The Land Office was located in St. Peter from 1858 until 1870 in several locations. The building shown in this photograph appears to be on the east side of Minnesota Avenue.
View of tents of the First Minnesota Regimentin a field. The First Minnesota Regiment was the first voluntary infantry regiment to serve in the Union Army during the Civil War. The camp shown was located between Poolesville, Maryland and Edward's Ferry on the Potomac River near the site of the Battle of Ball's Bluff, which was on October 21, 1861.
Portrait of Lt. Matthew F. Magner, a member of Company F of the 43rd Battalion of the Virginia Cavalry. This unit served with Mosby's Rangers in the Confederate Army during the Civil War. The Magner family settled in Nicollet County prior to the war.
Portrait of St. Peter resident Lt. John Kinsman Hezlep, a member of the West Point Class of 1865 (where he graduated #14 in a class of 68). He was the son of George Hezlep, one of the members of the St. Peter Company, the group of men who founded the community of St. Peter. Hezlep served in the U.S. Infantry and Engineers and died in service of Yellow Fever on August 13, 1867 at Fort Morgan, Alabama.
Scrap of lined paper with a photograph mounted in the center. The photo shows three men posing in front of the White House: one standing, one leaning against a statue, and one reclining on the ground at the base of the statue. The handwritten note at the top of the paper points out "Rev'd Edw'd D. Neill __ __ __ an assistant Sec. to Pres. Lincoln 1864- ". A handwritten note on the bottom of the paper says, "White House, Washington, D.C. During President Lincoln's administration."
This photograph shows the construction of the Nicollet County Courthouse in St. Peter, which is located on the east side of the 500 block of South Minnesota Avenue. Construction began in 1880 and was completed in July of 1881.
This photograph shows the Nicollet County Poor Farm in Granby Township, which was located on the north side of Swan Lake, south of the Fort Road, which is today's County Road 5. It was on the west side of County Road 4.
Members of Company I of the 2nd Infantry Regiment of the Minnesota National Guard at their camp in Winona in 1883. The company was based in St. Peter. Names of the soldiers appear on the reverse side of the photograph.
Members of St. Peter's Company I of the 2nd Infantry Regiment of the Minnesota National Guard in front of the home of Gideon S. Ives in St. Peter. The names of most of the soldiers are on the reverse. The company existed from 1883 to 1893.