12th Minnesota Volunteer Infantry Regiment
The 2nd Minnesota Infantry Regiment was renumbered the 12th Minnesota, U.S. Volunteer Infantry in May 1898, for service in the Spanish-American War. The regiment, made up largely of recruits from southern Minnesota, moved to Camp Thomas at Chickamauga National Park, Georgia, for training. Less than adequate living conditions resulted in an outbreak of typhoid fever. The regiment moved to Camp Hamilton in Lexington, Kentucky, where it remained until September 1898, when the Spanish-American War ended.