Wednesday, August 23, 2017

On This Date in Minnesota History: August 23

August 23, 1898 - On [this date] Colonel H.A. Leonhauser evacuated Minnesota’s Fifteenth Regiment from their temporary camp at the state fairgrounds to Fort Snelling as typhoid fever became an epidemic amongst the soldiers. U. S. Army Surgeons believed the epidemic’s source was the public water of Minneapolis.

Temporary dwellings of the Fifteenth Regiment after abandoning the Fairgrounds, c. 1898.


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