Goodhue County, Minnesota


 ~ Civil War Township Enlistments ~

Both in the Civil and the Spanish-American wars Goodhue County soldiers took an important place. Although the former is becoming a thing of the distant past, the part taken in it by the heroes from this county will never be forgotten, the famous charge of the 1st Minnesota at Gettysburg, under the brave Colonel William Colvill, being one of the fadeless incidents of United States history.

The first war meeting in Goodhue County was held April 25, 1861, at the court house in Red Wing, and was organized by the election of the following officers: President, Hon. W. H. Welch vice-presidents, W. S. Grow and C. H. Baker; secretaries, M. Maginnis and L. F. Hubbard. On motion, a committee of five, consisting of Messrs. L. F. Hubbard, William Colvill, H. B. Wilson, W. C. Williston and George Wilkinson, was appointed to report resolutions expressive of the sense of the meeting upon the existing crisis. The audience was entertained until a late hour with stirring speeches by the president, Messrs. McClure, Sorin, Williston, Crary, Colvill, Hoyt, E. A. Welch and others. A call was made for volunteers, which was responded to by upwards of fifty, who placed their names to a paper, "pledging their lives, their fortunes and their sacred honor in upholding the stars and stripes against the rebellious assaults now made upon them." Read more...

Civil War Organization of Goodhue County, Minnesota
Resume of Goodhue County, Minnesota Regiments and Companies

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Belle Creek Belvidere Burnside Cannon Falls
Cannon Falls Central Point Cherry Grove Featherstone
Florence Goodhue Hay Creek Holden
Kenyon Leon Minneola Pine Island
Roscoe Stanton Vasa Wacouta
Wanamingo Warsaw Zumbrota ..

Goodhue County | Minnesota AHGP 

Source: History of Goodhue County Minnesota, Franklyn Curtiss-Wedge, H. C. Cooper Jr, & Company, Chicago, 1909.


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