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Letter from the secretary of war (Buckingham) concerning the drafting of clergymen – August 27, 1862

Monday, August 27th, 2012

Letter from Brigadier General Catharinus P. Buckingham in response to a query from Alexander Ramsey regarding drafting clergymen.

“War Department Washington City. D. C.
August 27, 1862
His Excellency Governor Ramsey
St. Paul – Minnesota
Sir: I have yours of 19th inst. requesting to be advised whether you shall cause the names of Clergymen and such other persons as are commonly exempted, to be stricken from the rolls before drafting commences.
In reply I would say that the Secretary of War cannot designate classes of men not included in the law, to be stricken from the lists, but can discharge from service any who ought not to serve, after the draft is made.
He reserves all questions of that kind until then.
Very Respectfully C.P. Buckingham
Brig. Gen. & A. A. G.”

Citation: August 27, 1862, Letter from the Secretary of War, Letters Received–War Department. Minnesota: Governor: Ramsey. Records. Minnesota Historical Society. State Archives. Minnesota Historical Society. [111.E.20.4F]

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“From the Peninsula,” “Dispensing with the Music Bands in the Army,” and “Army Correspondence from the Minnesota First,” Stillwater Messenger – August 26, 1862

Sunday, August 26th, 2012

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Special Order Revoking Leave and Report of Sick – August 25, 1862

Saturday, August 25th, 2012

Special Order 205, addressed to Governor Ramsey by Assistant Adjutant General Edward D. Townsend, revoking leave for Captain A. D. Nelson.

“War Department, Adjutant General’s Office, Washington, August 25, 1862.
Special Orders No. 205 Extract.
16. The leave of absence granted to Captain A. D. Nelson, 10th U. S. Infantry, in Special Orders 194 Par. 16, August 18, 1862, from this office, is hereby revoked.
By order of the Secretary of War:
E D Townsend Asst. Adjutant General”


Citation:  August 25, 1862, Letter from Assistant Adjutant General E. D. Townsend, Letters Received–AGO-QMG. Minnesota: Governor: Ramsey. Records. Minnesota Historical Society. State Archives. Minnesota Historical Society. [111.E.20.4F]

Part of a letter from Chaplain B.F. Crary of the 3rd Minnesota to Governor Ramsey concerning the physical and moral welfare of the men in St. Louis.  Crary includes a list of the sick.

“[…] While the Third Regt. was at St. Louis, I visited nearly all the Minnesotians who were in the hospitals there.  I saw each person at Benton Barracks, Jefferson Barracks and Fifth St. hospitals. The work of visiting each one required some time, but I was very glad of the priviledge, especially as the men seemed so much pleased to see me. […]“

See full letter: 1862-08-25_combined-Crary

Citation:  August 25, 1862, Letter from Chaplain B.F. Crary, Letters Received–3rd Regiment. Minnesota: Governor: Ramsey. Records. Minnesota Historical Society. State Archives. Minnesota Historical Society. [111.E.20.4F]

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Minnesota State Fair, 1905

Friday, August 24th, 2012

Minnesota State Fair, 1905

To celebrate this year’s Minnesota State Fair, the Item of the Day blog is offering  a series of posts featuring artifacts, art and photographs from fairs past. Look for a new post every weekday until August 31.

Photoprint on paper of a pig and spectators at the 1905 Minnesota State Fair.  Photographer unknown.

For details, view the photograph in our online collections database.

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“Latest News,” “War News,” and “Cavalry for the Frontier,” St. Paul Press – August 24, 1862

Friday, August 24th, 2012

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Minnesota State Fair, 1890

Thursday, August 23rd, 2012

Minnesota State Fair, 1890

To celebrate this year’s Minnesota State Fair, the Item of the Day blog is offering  a series of posts featuring artifacts, art and photographs from fairs past. Look for a new post every weekday beginning today and ending on August 31. The 2012 fair opens today (August 23) in Falcon Heights.

Otto Norquist, Minnesota State Fair (1890).  Oil on canvas.  Collection Minnesota Historical Society. Gift of Mabel Norquist, Mrs. Frances Ogren and Elbert Norquist.

For details, view the painting in our online collections database.

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“The Victories at Baton Rouge and East Tennessee–Rebel News,” and “Who are Soldiers’ Heirs,” St. Croix Monitor – August 23, 1862

Thursday, August 23rd, 2012

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Remembering the “Happy Warrior” – Hubert H. Humphrey Digitization Project

Wednesday, August 22nd, 2012

In this election year, we have an opportunity to look back at one of the greatest statesman produced by Minnesota: Hubert H. Humphrey.

Thanks to a grant from the NHPRC (National Historical Publications and Records Commission) we are working on digitizing all of Humphrey’s speeches. He was well-known as a fantastic orator. When complete, this project will provide a tremendous resource for students of all ages as well as people interested in the politics and history of our state and nation.

The intent with this project is to update the finding aid with those speech texts that have been digitized each month.  People can look forward to the 1941-1947 speeches being available this September.

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Woman’s suit

Wednesday, August 22nd, 2012

Woman's suit

Woman’s suit in a style made popular by Jackie Kennedy in the early 1960s and worn by a woman from White Bear Lake, Minnesota. The collarless, semi-fitted jacket has short, set-in sleeves, and ends just above the hips. The fitted skirt has an attached slip top matching the jacket lining.

For details, view the suit in our online collections database.

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“The Horrors of Guerilla Warfare and How to Prevent It,” and “Our Army Correspondence,” St. Paul Pioneer and Democrat – August 22, 1862.

Wednesday, August 22nd, 2012

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An Ounce of Preservation: A Guide to the Care of Papers and Photographs



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