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|Named Person:||William Colvill|
|Document Type:||Archival Material|
|All Authors / Contributors:||
Charles Powell Adams; William H Adams; Ignatius Donnelly; Stephen Miller; Henry Hastings Sibley
|Notes:||Related materials: Civil War muster rolls and Civil War returns for Company H, First Minnesota Volunteer Infantry Regiment, formerly in the Adams papers, are available in the Minnesota State Archives; filed under Office of the Adjutant General: Civil War muster rolls and related records, and Civil War returns and related records.
Related materials: There are additional materials relating to Charles Powell Adams in the Minnesota Historical Society sound and visual collections, museum collection, and manuscript collections.
|Description:||0.25 cu. ft. (1 box and 7 items in 1 oversize folder)|
The papers include information on Adams' rise through the military ranks; the First Minnesota Volunteer Infantry Regiment, including its actions at the Battle of Gettysburg and a claim (1903) by Adams' son that his father, not William Colvill, had led the regiment's charge at the battle; Hatch's Independent Battalion of Cavalry; progress of the Civil War and developments in the so-called Indian Wars in Minnesota and Dakota Territory; and conditions on the frontier in western Minnesota and Dakota Territory, among the Ojibwe (Chippewa) Indians, and among the Dakota (Sioux) refugees in Canada; and the history and Adams' administration of Fort Abercrombie. Correspondents include Henry Hastings Sibley, Minnesota Governor Stephen Miller, and Ignatius Donnelly.
Civil War narratives by Adams describe the organization of the First Minnesota, the regiment's journey from Fort Ripley to Bull Run, and the battle of Antietam; they are accompanied by a list of the names and dates (July 1861-July 1863) of battles in which the First Minnesota played a prominent role. Also present are photocopies, compiled by the cataloger, of biographical sketches and an obituary delineating both the military and non-military aspects of Adams' life and career.
- Colvill, William, -- 1830-1905.
- United States. -- Army. -- Hatch's Independent Battalion (1863-1866)
- United States. -- Army. -- Minnesota Infantry Regiment, 1st (1861-1864)
- Dakota Indians -- Wars, 1862-1865.
- Ojibwa Indians -- Minnesota.
- Antietam, Battle of, Md., 1862.
- Gettysburg, Battle of, Gettysburg, Pa., 1863.
- Fort Abercrombie (Abercrombie, N.D.)
- Minnesota -- History -- Civil War, 1861-1865.
- United States -- History -- Civil War, 1861-1865 -- Campaigns.