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Brief History

The 10th Regiment, Minnesota Infantry was organized at Garden City, Winnebago Agency, Fort Snelling and St. Paul, Minnesota from August 12 to November 15, 1862. It mustered out on August 18, 1865 at St. Paul, Minnesota[1].

For more information on this regiment see the following:

  • The Civil War Archive section, 10th Regiment Infantry, (accessed 21 July 2012).
  • Wikipedia,(accessed 9 Dec 2010) article on the 10th Minnesota Volunteer Infantry Regiment.

Companies in this Regiment with the Counties of Origin

Men often enlisted in a company recruited in the counties where they lived though not always. After many battles, companies might be combined because so many men were killed or wounded. However if you are unsure which company your ancestor was in, try the company recruited in his county first.

The following counties of origin are taken from the Adjutant General's Report, found on the Internet Archives web site. The rosters show the men who served in each regiment, their residences, dates of enlistment and mustering out, and other remarks. Also see the Dalby Database, a site from Minnesota, searchable by men, counties, regiments and companies.

Company A - many men from - Steele County - Roster, page 457.

Company B - many men from Dodge County - Roster, page 461.

Company C - many men from Wabasha County - Roster, page 466.

Company D - many men from Goodhue County - Roster, page 470.

Company E - many men from Freeborn County - Roster, page 474.

Company F - many men from Waseca County and Houston County - Roster, page 478.

Company G - many men from Le Sueur County - Roster, page 482.

Company H - many men from Ramsey County, Rice County and Dakota County - Roster, page 486.

Company I - many men from Sibley County - Roster, page 490.

Company K - many men from Hennepin County and Ramsey County - Roster, page 493.

The Civil War Soldiers and Sailors database lists 1,729 men on its roster for this unit. Roster.

Other Sources

  • Beginning United States Civil War Research gives steps for finding information about a Civil War soldier. It covers the major records that should be used. Additional records are described in ‘Minnesota in the Civil War’ and ‘United States Civil War, 1861 to 1865’ (see below).
  • National Park Service, The Civil War Soldiers and Sailors System, is searchable by soldier's name and state. It contains basic facts about soldiers on both sides of the Civil War, a list of regiments, descriptions of significant battles, sources of the information, and suggestions for where to find additional information.
  • Minnesota in the Civil War describes many Confederate and Union sources, specifically for Minnesota, and how to find them. These include compiled service records, pension records, rosters, cemetery records, Internet databases, published books, etc.
  • United States Civil War, 1861 to 1865 describes and explains United States and Confederate States records, rather than state records, and how to find them. These include veterans’ censuses, compiled service records, pension records, rosters, cemetery records, Internet databases, published books, etc.
  • Rootsweb. (accessed 6 April 2018) 10th Regiment history and a roster of the men from Wabasha county.
  • The Civil War Index. (accessed 9 Dec 2010) Website with detailed Minnesota regimental histories.
  • MilitaryHistoryOnline, (accessed 9 December 2010) has submissions by people about their ancestors who served in the Civil War.
  • Dyer, Frederick H. A Compendium of the War of the Rebellion Compiled and Arranged from Official Records of the Federal and Confederate Armies : [Minnesota]. (Bethesda, Maryland : University Publications of America, c1993). FHL Collection. FHL US/CAN Fiche 6084700. Other libraries with this book.
  • Minnesota. Minnesota in the Civil and Indian Wars 1861-1865. (St. Paul, Minn: Electrotyped and printed for the State by the Pioneer Press Company, 1890).FHL Collection. FHL US/CAN Book 977.6 H2bc. Other libraries with this book. Click on the FHL Collection link to view this book online. It contains detailed histories and rosters of each Minnesota Military Unit.
  • Minnesota in the Civil War: An Illustrated History, Kenneth Carley, Richard Moe (Minnesota Historical Society Press, 2000).  Book of battle histories, photographs, short biographies and a roster of the different regiments with their officers, beginning on page 204. Google book (Not all pages are shown). Other libraries with this book.
  • Minnesota. Adjutant General's Office. Minnesota Adjutant General's Report of 1866. (Roseville, Minnesota : Park Genealogical Books, c1997).  FHL US/CAN Book  977.6 M2ma Other libraries with this book. Arranged in alphabetical order by soldier's name. Gives soldier's name, age, birthplace, rank, regiment, company, date and place mustered in, date and place mustered out, and other information.


  1. National Park Service, The Civil War Soldiers and Sailors System (accessed 11 January 2011)