HISTORICAL SALUTE TO VETERANS – CORPORAL WILLIAM A. CLARK By Marlin Peterson, NCHS volunteer By today’s standards, the military Medal of Honor is given only for extraordinary deeds of heroism and valor, ‘above and beyond’ the call of duty. The medal was instituted during the Civil War and was the
Garretson Addison Brown and his wife, Susan, moved from Ohio to the new community of Traverse des Sioux in Nicollet County in 1853. At various times, Brown operated a store, was in the livestock business, served as a postmaster, and was Nicollet County Judge of Probate from 1859 to 1868.
By Marlin Peterson, NCHS volunteer The oldest known veterans buried in Nicollet County are most likely three men who served during the War of 1812, between the U.S. and Britain. Most people have very little knowledge of that war, other than the poem, “The Star-Spangled Banner” written in September 1814