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Biography of Charles E. Colby of Barnesville, Minnesota

Charles E. Colby, ex-editor of the Barnesville Record, was born in Wabasha county, Minnesota, at Plainview, and is the son of George H. Colby, a retired veteran of the Civil War, and a native of New York state. Charles was reared and educated in the local and high schools of Glencoe, Minnesota, and later took a course in the Archibald Business College, in Minneapolis. He has been interested in the printing business from childhood, and was always on the alert to obtain all the information possible along those lines. In 1884 he came to Groton, South Dakota, and worked for …

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Biography of Adna Colburn of Hawley, Minnesota

Adna Colburn, is one of the steady going, hard working men who deserve honorable mention in connection with the history of Clay county, Minnesota. A native of Massachusetts, he was born March 7, 1834, and is one of eight children born to Adna and Clarissa (Cutter) Colburn. His brother, Justice Colburn, was a soldier in the Civil War, and now lives in Lake City, Minnesota Four sisters, one of whom, Jane, was the first teacher in Hawley, are all married and have families. One brother and one sister died in early life. Our subject first attended the district schools in …

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Elected Military Officers, Meeker County, Minnesota

The following is a list of men who served as elected military officers for Meeker County in the Civil War. J. B. Atkinson 1st Lieutenant H.. Stevens 2nd Lieutenant Wm. Branham 1st. Sergeant H. S. Howe 2nd Sergeant Dan. McGraw 3d Sergeant F. G. Gould 4th Sergeant A. F. Heath 1st Corporal H. J. Hill 2nd Corporal T. C. Jewett 3rd Corporal Sam Hutchins 4th Corporal J. M. Harvey 5th Corporal R. B. Ralston 6th Corporal N. H. White 7th Corporal A. B. Hoyt 8th Corporal

A random historical sketch of Meeker County, Minnesota title page

Mustered in August 24th 1862, Meeker County, Minnesota

The following is a list of men who were mustered into service for the Civil War from the county of Meeker on 24 August 1862. J. B. Atkinson M. Gorton Jas. M Harvey O. B. Todd A. F. Heath G. W. Waggoner J. Heath Wm.. Caswell H. J. Hill J. V.. Branham jr. G. S. Sholes sen. Jerome Rogers S.W. White Chas. D. Maybee Herman Kruger Jas. Lang Sylvester Stevens Oliver Gibbins Samuel Hutchins Patrick Condon T C. Jewett Albert Sperry J. H. Bradshaw W. Johnson A. C. Smith Andrew Nelson Michael McGraw J. B. Garrison Dan. McGraw Geo. R. …

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Volunteers from Meeker County in the Civil War

Volunteers from Meeker County who served in the Civil War. Names Regiment &c. Angier, Albert Third Allen, L. D Fourth Atkinson, J. B. Capt. Artil Bradshaw, J. H . Third Butler, Daniel Fourth Brink, J. A. Scout Baldwin, S D L Fourth Borgusrode, R Fifth Bennett, Wm P Hatch Bat. Branham, E. F. Second Branham, Wm 2d Cavalry Campbell. Dan Second Campbell, Wm M. (re-enlisted as Vet’n) Cavalry Campbell, E A  (re-enlisted as Vet’n) Cavalry Clinton, H Second Chapin, Isaac Second Cates, W S Fourth Caswell, William Cavalry Deary, James 2d Cavalry Delong, Albert Scout DeCoster, F V 4th, Cap. …

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