Attack on New Ulm
Anton Gag was born in Bohemia in 1858 or 1859 and came to the United States in 1873, eventually settling in New Ulm. In 1904, he completed Attack on New Ulm, and the painting was given to the State Capitol in 1923. The painting depicts the events of August 19 and 23, 1862 when Dakota warriors and settlers fought each other in the German settlement of New Ulm, Minnesota. These were key battles in the six-week U.S.-Dakota War of 1862 fought by Dakota warriors, settlers, and soldiers.
Attack on New Ulm was removed from the capitol during the renovation and has been cleaned and restored. It will be on exhibit at the James J. Hill House from September 16, 2017 through January 14, 2018.