Quote of the Day April 13, 2012

Territorial Map of Minnesota

“Since that time a cavalry and an infantry regiment have been offered to me, which I declined. They are Pennsylvania troops and maybe it would have been better for me to accept a regiment from my state, but I have been a long time with the Minnesota people and they know me.”  Captain Alfred Sully writing in a letter home of his preference for command of a Minnesota regiment.  He would become the third commander of the First Minnesota Volunteer Infantry on March 4, 1862 and lead them in battle on the Peninsula and in the Maryland Campaign.  Sully served at Fort Ridgely during the 1850s.  From the First Minnesota Volunteer Infantry website:  http://www.1stminnesota.net/SearchResults.php3?ID=1240

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