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Letter to Governor Alexander Ramsey from Lieutenant Colonel Christopher Columbus Andrews regarding the numbers and behavior of the men of the 3rd Minnesota Regiment – January 17, 1863

Filed under: Civil War Daybook — Lori Williamson @ 9:00 am

Hd Qrs Detach’t 3d Minn.
Winona Jan. 17, 1863.
Dear Governor:
I am happy to inform you that the men composing the five companies of this detachment reported promptly. Upwards of two hundred and fifty are present; and enough more are to be here shortly to make the number nearly if not quite 300. Our regiment will therefore be larger than I had dared to expect. The men are very comfortably quartered and have been so since their first arrival. They have also been remarkably orderly, and if their conduct continues as it has been, they will leave a very favorable impression on this community.
I tender you my sincere congratulations on your receiveing so great a trust as that of Senator in so important a period as the present.
Yours truly
C. C. Andrews
Lt. Col. Com’g.
His Ex’y Alexr. Ramsey Governor &c.


Citation:  January 17, 1863, Letter from C.C. Andrews, Letters Received—3rd Regiment. Minnesota: Governor: Ramsey. Records. Minnesota Historical Society. State Archives. Minnesota Historical Society. [111.E.20.4F]

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