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Diary entry by Edward F. Wright of the 7th Minnesota Infantry, Company H, participating in the Sibley Expedition against the Dakota Indians – June 25, 1863

Filed under: Civil War Daybook — Lori Williamson @ 9:00 am

Thursday June 25.
Broke camp at 6 o’clk, marched 12 miles over a high stony prairie & at noon camped on the bank of Swan Lake and about two miles south of Big Stone lake. Some of the Cavalry men killed a Buffalo Bull today. The boys caught a large number of fish in the lake. Prayer meeting this eve. Had a good swim in Swan Lake.


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*Learn more about the U.S.-Dakota War of 1862, as well as its causes and consequences, by visiting this website or by viewing the exhibit at the Minnesota History Center.
Citation: June 25, 1863 Diary entry by Edward F. Wright. Edward F. Wright diary. Minnesota Historical Society. [RESERVE 149]

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