On This Date In Twin Cities History - June 26, 1861

On this date in 1861, companies “A” and “B” of the 2nd Regiment, Minnesota Infantry are mustered in at Fort Snelling. Company “B” included many men from Ramsey, Hennepin, Scott and Carver counties. Of the many engagements the 2nd Minnesota was involved in during the Civil War, some of the more significant ones were the Battle of Chickamauga, The Atlanta Campaign and The Carolina Campaign which saw the surrender of all Confederate forces in the Carolinas, Georgia and Florida. The 2nd Minnesota was mustered out of service on July 11, 1865.