Minnesota Military Museum Archives

Company D, 1st Infantry Regiment Records Edit

Summary

Identifier
Mss 8

Dates

  • 1887 – 1916 (Creation)

Extents

  • .50 Cubic Feet (Whole)
    3 archival box and 36 photographs

Subjects

Notes

  • Acquisitions Information

    Donated by Katie Carlson in July 1979 (Accession Number: 1988.98)

  • Condition Description

    Some of the orders and reports are brittle.

  • Access to Materials

    Materials in this collection are available for patron use.

  • Copyright Notice

    While these records were acquired by a private party they are records containing Minnesota State government data and are subject to Minnesota Statues Chapter 15.17, subd 3 allowing them to accessible to the public without any copyright restrictions

  • Preferred Citation

    [Identification of item], Company D, 1st Infantry Regiment Records, Mss 8, Archives and Special Collections, Minnesota Military Museum.

  • Content Description

    This collection includes the records of Company D, First Minnesota Infantry, which was based in St. Paul, Minnesota. containing orders, reports, payroll, programs, ledgers, booklets, and annual records of attendance for the Company D, 1st Minnesota Infantry Regiment. It also includes the ledgers of the St. Paul Armory Association.

    The collection is organized into 17 series based on record type.

    • Series 1: Annual Record of Attendance, 1915 - 1916
    • Series 2: Charges and Specifications, 1909 November
    • Series 3: Circulars and Army Regulation, 1912
    • Series 4: Correspondence, 1900 - 1917, undated
    • Series 5: Descriptive Lists, 1910 - 1912
    • Series 6: Event Programs and Invitations, 1909, 1915
    • Series 7: Insurance Policies, 1911 - 1914
    • Series 8: Inventory of Military Stores, 1907 - 1914
    • Series 9: Ledgers, 1887 - 1913
    • Series 10: Orders, 1911 - 1916
    • Series 11: Payroll, 1906 - 1913
    • Series 12: Reports, 1907 - 1916
    • Series 13: Returns of Ordnance and Property Stores, 1907 - 1911
    • Series 14: Small Arms Practice Score Book, 1907 - 1915
    • Series 15: Transfer of Military Stores, 1906 - 1907
    • Series 16: Booklets, 1901 - 1914
    • Series 17: Photographs,undated
  • Historical Note

    Company D, First Minnesota Infantry Regiment was formed in 1881 and was originally called the "Allen Guards". In 1882 the companies of the 1st Infantry Regiment based in St. Paul, Minnesota formed the St. Paul Armory Association to raise funds to construct a new armory in St. Paul. This armory was later demolished in favor of an armory built by the city. In 1898 the companies of the 1st Infantry Regiment were mustered into service as the 13th Volunteer Infantry Regiment to fight in the Spanish-American War. The 13th Infantry regiment participated in the Battle of Manila in August 1898 and many other skirmishes during the conflict until the regiment was returned back to the United States in August 1898. After the Spanish-American War Company D, 1st Infantry Regiment was reconstituted with some of the war veterans and with new members, maintaining its station in St. Paul. The next and the last time Company D was mustered into federal service was in 1916 and 1917 to participate in the Mexican Border War and World War One. When the regiments were returned to state control the 1st Minnesota Infantry Regiment was designated as the 135th Infantry Regiment.

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