A few of the "boys in blue" from the second Minnesota Volunteer Regiment, Company C (Wasioja) were just starting to gather.
In another section of woods some rebels from South Carolina (the Pee Dee regiment) were up and about. They were confident they would be able to push the "damn Yankees" off the nearby ridge.
I talked to artillery men from both sides of the battle. Here are pictured some of the Confederate guns. Later, I met the men of a battery from New Ulm, Minnesota. They managed to put me in my place when I had said that I had visited their town many times and was highly enamored (being of German heritage) of their famous Schells beer. "So why are you wearing that Wisconsin beer hat, they asked. Yes, I'd forgotten I was wearing my Leinenkugels topper, recently purchased on a trip to Chippewa Falls, Wisconsin and its fine brewery. I must say were proud of their unit as well as their town beer!