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The Norseland Project

During the Sioux Uprising of 1862 in southern Minnesota, citizen soldiers formed up into regiments to protect their lives and property. Our Scandinavian ancestors, farmers by occupation, quickly became soldiers.

 

Many of these citizen soldiers came from the area called Norseland, near St. Peter, Minnesota. The regiments they formed are listed below. Send an email if you can help us identify the men of these regiments:

 

Scandinavian Guard of Nicollet County, Minnesota

The St. Peter Frontier Guards

The St. Peter Guards

The Mankato Company of Volunteers

The Mankato Home Guards

The Brown County Militia

The Winnebago City Guards

Captain Post's Company of Mounted Infantry

The Le Sueur Tigers

Attached Company, Ninth Minnesota Regiment, Company B

The Sibley Guards

The Goodhue County Rangers

Captain John Belm's Company

The Frontier Avengers

The Eureka Squad

David D. Lloyd's Company

Captain Mark Hendrick's Battery of Light Artillery

Squad of Citizens Commanded by Hon. Wm. P. Dole

The Malmros Guards

The Independent Rangers of Carver County

The Red Wing Cavalry

The Marine Guards of Washington County

The Lake Prairie Rangers

The Faxon Rangers

The Hutchinson Guards

The Chisago County Rangers

Bierbauer's Company of Riflemen

Company Organized by Major Charles R. Read

Captain Fred Meile's Milford Company

Captain William Winkelmann's Company

 

 


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