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Just a Little History through the Civil War Era
It was said that the first claim was made by Mr. Gridley. He was followed by R.L. Phillips, H.L. Barrett, J.L. Dixson and others like Charles Gould Hannibal Bonell and yet others.
The town plat was surveyed.
A store was built by a Mr. Silas Cross.
A hotel was built by a Mr. Tracy and it was said that it was conducted by E.S. Harrison.
A post office was established and Perry D. Martin was the postmaster.
Another store was built by C.W. & E. Hakett
A steam saw mill was built by Charles Moe.
The first death was said to have been C.W. Hackett belived to be an infantchild.
Another steam saw mill was built by Joseph Scott, Jos. Crawford and C.M. Lewis and lumber was the business of the time.
The first school came to be.
The first known religious service was conducted by Rev. M. Sorin in the home of Mr. Berret. His home was of logs and was siad to have been the first built in the town.
Minnesota becomes the 32nd state in 1858.
The service of the post office was dicontinued. There had been more than several postmasters through thsi time.
The population in 1860 was 164 citizens.
The Civil War Years
A Call To Arms is sent through out Goodhue County to raise a company of men. The Boys from Central Point answered the call. Some make there way to Red Wing and joined in with the 1st company being formed as well as other future companies. The Goodhue Volunteers soon to become Co. F of the First Minnesota Regiment Volunteer Infantry. Once at Fort Snelling, the call is changed from 90 days to 3 years. Some men come back home not being able to leave their homes for so long a time, but would join in other future regiments that are called to be made. During the Dakota Conflict, after the Indian attack on New Ulm in August, Companies of Civilian Soldiers were formed to protect the towns across the lands of Minnesota. On August 24,1862 a company of this type was organized in Goodhue County. The Goodhue County Rangers There were 36 men in this company. It was to act as a Home Guard for the area and served until September 22, 1862. It served as the southern defense of the frontier. Some of these companies saw action in the Indain War of 1862 and did have casualties. One other company in Red Wing was The Red Wing Cavalry.
This page was last updated on: March 5, 2012
The following is a time line that starts with the first settlement and runs through the Civil War years. Certainly there is more than is mentioned here. The purpose of this is to give a person a view of what life was like in the years preceding and during the Civil War and to learn a bit about the people in the area.
All of this information is from documented accounts. Sources and credits are found on my Source page.
E-Mail me, if you have documented history of Central Point, or of a person in this time period from Pine Island of the Civil War Era, that you would like to share. I am always adding to this site.
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Goodhue County in the Civil War
What could you get for your money in Central Point in those days?
One Dozen Eggs- 7 Cents, One Dozen Candles- 15 cents, Edds Shirt- 75 cents, Towels- 10 cents, Drawers- 75 cents, Slippers- 50 cents, Dressing Gowns- $1.47, Pillow Cases 12 1/2 cents, Shoes $2.50, Socks- 20 cents and Postage was 10 cents a letter.
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I am looking for a copy of a photograph of a street scene, or building of sorts for this page of the Civil War Era 1861 -1865.
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Central Point was represented in both the eastern & western theaters of the Civil Wa. In the eastern with The Goodhue Volunteers, Co. F of the 1st Regiment. The 1st Regiment was the only Minnesota regiment to fight in the eastern theater of the war in the Army of the Potomac, In the western theater where most of Minnesota's men were, There were men in the Indian uprising with such regiments as the Third Minnesota as well as others.
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