History
Minnesota National Guard
History
Introduction

The Minnesota National Guard takes great pride in being a vibrant participant in shaping Minnesota’s history. Since the days before statehood, the National Guard has embraced whatever role history would unveil: protector of settlers; guardian of freedom;  provider of relief; peacekeeper to nations; or homeland defender.

Minnesota National Guard History 1850 to present

National Guard History 1636 to 1849



Adjutants General

Flood Response

General John W. Vessey, Jr.

Oral Histories

Soldier Memorialization at Camp Ripley

This day in History

Unit Histories

Wildfire Response


National Guard Facts


The Minnesota National Guard Observes

MLK Day
21 January
Black History Month
February
Women's History Month
March
Holocaust Memorial Day
8 April
Asian/Pacific American Heritage Month
May
Women's Equality Day
26 August
Hispanic American Heritage Month
Sep 15- Oct 15
Disability Employment Awareness Month
October
American Indian Heritage Month
November

Museum and History Resources

Birch Coulee Battlefield

Minnesota Military Museum at Camp Ripley

Charles A. Lindbergh House

First Minnesota at Gettysburg

Fort Ridgely

Fort Snelling Military Museum

Gettysburg- The sacrifice of the regiment, to gain a few minutes' time

Historic Fort Snelling

Lower Sioux Agency

Minnesota Air Guard Museum


 
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