2nd Minnesota Regiment at Missionary Ridge Print
One of four Civil War paintings in the Governor's Reception Room in the Minnesota State Capitol. Douglas Volk's painting depicts Lt. Col. Judson W. Bishop leading his Second Minnesota Regiment in their famous assault on Missionary Ridge, November 25, 1863.
Paper size 28 x 22 in., image size 21 x 16 in.
On Wednesday afternoon, November 25, 1863, the Second Minnesota Volunteer Infantry Regiment participated in one of the most dramatic assaults of the Civil War. They were fighting the Battle of Missionary Ridge, one of several important battles they had been involved in throughout their two years of service in the Union Army. This battle would prove to be the most significant in the history of the regiment.