Archive for September, 2011
Diary entry by Matthew Marvin, Private in the 1st Minnesota Regiment, from Camp Stone in Virginia.
“Monday 30th Went down to Poolsville on drill 3 times. Weather pleasant”
Citation: September 30, 1861 Diary entry by Matthew Marvin, Diary notes and memos, July 25 – December 31, 1861. Matthew Marvin Papers. Minnesota Historical Society.
Rosh Hashanah, the Jewish New Year, begins tonight at sundown. The arrival of the holiday is marked in synagogues by the blowing of the shofar, an animal horn (typically a ram’s) that can be used to produce a sound similar to a trumpet’s. This shofar was used at St. Paul’s Mount Zion Hebrew Association in 1856 by hazzan Lion Kalmon. A hazzan is a Jewish cantor who leads a congregation in prayer.
Letter from Elisabeth Dearmin to Governor Ramsey seeking compansation/suport while her son’s enlisted in the 2nd MN regiment.
“Moscow, Freeborn co., Minn., Sept. 28th, 1861. Gov. Ramsey ____ Sir: — Having learned that all women and children, who are left in a helpless condition by their husbands’ or sons’ going to the war, are promised protection by the State, I make an appeal to your Excellency for my share of said protection; for my son, who was my supporter, is in the army. His name is Robert A. Dearmin. He belongs to the 2nd Minnesota regiment, Co. C, Capt. Mantor, and is now at Ft. Abercrombie, or on the way to Washington. He has been in the army some over three months. I am 59 years old, and am too weak to do much work. I am a widow. My clothing and victuals are so poor I do not feel well. It is getting cold. I do not know whether your Excellency is the proper person to address my wants to, but if you are not, please write to me immediately, and tell me what is necessary. Yours, +c., Elisabeth Dearmin. P.S. I want what is due me for what time my son has been gone. I shall expect the specified sum per week, weekly or monthly, until he returns. E.D.”
Citation: September 28, 1861 Letter from Elisabeth Dearmin, Letters Received–Requests for Assistance. Minnesota: Governor: Ramsey. Records. Minnesota Historical Society. State Archives.
Wooden crate used to ship 50 pounds of Peaberry No. 3 brand coffee. The coffee was retailed by Slocum-Bergren Company of Minneapolis and shipped to the Dakon/Toteshek store, at Sherman Station, on the Luce Line interurban. Slocum-Bergren warehouse was the site of a violent confrontation between police and picketers during the Minneapolis truckers’ strike of 1934.
In-flight drink kit distributed to the passengers of Republic Airlines. The kit consists of Heinz apple juice, Smirnoff vodka, and a plastic mug. The mug bears Republic Airlines’ flying duck logo and reads, “The Northern Light / Smirnoff & Apple Juice to Start the Apres Right / Smirnoff”. Dates of use unknown, but limited to the years 1979-1986, when Republic Airlines was in operation.