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Minnesota Regiments

Remember our Clark County patriots. Some lie in national cemeteries. Some sleep in hometown graves. Some never made it home. But all have something in common. They made the ultimate sacrifice to protect our country, our freedom and our quality of life.


1st Minnesota Infantry, Company F
Jackson, Elisha A. (or O.) (York) According to one record, he served in the 1st Minnesota Cavalry, however, I found no record of him in the regiment. His name did appear on the roster of the 1st Minnesota Infantry. Elisha Jackson Enlisted 04/29/61, Discharged 08/01/61. Rank, Private. Unwounded. Born, 01/01/43, Died, 03/25/01. Was only 19 when he enlisted. He served briefly in Company F, from April 29, 1861 to August 1st of that year, when he was discharged for disability. Sources: Roster of the First Minnesota Infantry, 1910.

 History of the 1st Minnesota Infantry (From Apr - Aug, 1861)
  The first Regiment tendered to the government, April 14, 1861. Organized under first call at Fort Snelling, Minn., and mustered in April 29, 1861, for three months. Reorganized for three years May 10, 1861, to date from April 29, 1861. Companies "B" and "G" moved to Fort Ridgly, Minn., May 28. Company "A" moved to Fort Ripley May 29. Company "E" moved to Fort Ripley June 6, and Companies "C" and "D" moved to Fort Abercrombie June 10. Rejoined Regiment at Fort Snelling under orders for Washington, D. C., June 21. Moved to Washington, D. C., June 22-26, and to Alexandria July 3. Attached to Franklin's Brigade, Heintzelman's Division, McDowell's Army of Northeast Virginia, to August, 1861. Stone's Brigade, Division of the Potomac, to October, 1861. Gorman's Brigade, Stone's (Sedgwick's) Division, Army of the Potomac, to March, 1862. 1st Brigade, 2nd Division, 2nd Army Corps, Army of the Potomac, to February, 1864, Dept. of the Northwest to May, 1864. 1st Brigade, 2nd Division, 2nd Army Corps, Army Potomac, to July, 1865.

SERVICE.-Advance on Manassas, Va., July 16-21, 1861. Battle of Bull Run July 21. Moved to Seneca Mills, Md., August 2-7, thence to near Edward's Ferry, August 16, and duty guarding Upper Potomac till February, 1862.
Regiment lost during service 10 Officers and 177 Enlisted men killed and mortally wounded and 2 Officers and 97 Enlisted men by disease. Total 286.

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