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Officers of 1st Minnesota, Camp Stone

Officers of 1st Minnesota, Camp Stone

This image shows officers of the First Minnesota at Camp Stone, where the regiment wintered in late 1861 and early 1862. Standing left to right: Captain Wilson Farrell, 1st Lieutenant Sam Raguet, Captain Louis Muller, Lieutenant Charles Zierenberg and Captain Henry Coates. Seated is Captain Mark Downie. Farrell died on July 4, 1863, from a bullet to his bowels during Gettysburg. Raguet died shortly after the war. Swiss immigrant Muller died of a gunshot wound to the head at Gettysburg. German-born Zierenberg died in September 1862 of wounds received two weeks earlier. Coates received no wounds during the war and died in 1909. Downie survived the war but his wounds received at Gettysburg -- two wounds to the right arm, a bullet through the left foot, and a shell wound in his chest -- affected his health dramatically until his death in 1879.

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1862
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Edwards Ferry, Virginia
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