Civil War

Available for purchase in the County Junction Gift Shop located at the History Center.

21 Letters of George P. Sawyer (Medford) to his sweetheart Helen F. Sanborn (Clinton Falls).

Copies of the original letters are available at the Steele County Historical Society, Owatonna, MN

Database of Civil War Veterans of Steele County, Minnesota

This extensive database is updated on a regular basis.

Fifteen Months in Dixie, Or, My Personal Experience in Rebel Prisons

A Story of the Hardships, Privations and Sufferings of the “Boys in Blue” during the late War of the Rebellion. 

 By W.W. Day, a private of Company D. 10TH Regiment, Wisconsin Volunteer Infantry

These reminiscences allows the reader to follow in the footsteps of a Lemond Township veteran who suffered for 15 months in Confederate prisons, including Andersonville.

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