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Minnesota Twins/Hamm’s Beer baseball schedule

Thursday, July 25th, 2013

Minnesota Twins/Hamm's Beer baseball schedule

Trifold pocket schedule for the Minnesota Twins 1972 baseball season featuring an advertisement for Hamm’s beer and WCCO Radio as well as a diagram of Met Stadium on one side, with the game calendar on the back.

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“The Draft in this District,” and “From the Second Regiment,” Mankato Weekly Record – July 25, 1863

Thursday, July 25th, 2013

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Bow tie worn by Dayton’s architect

Wednesday, July 24th, 2013

Bow tie worn by Dayton's architect

Southwestern geometric print adjustable silk bow tie of brown, rust, light blue, and yellow. Worn by Dayton’s architect David Rasche.

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“Army Correspondence,” and “Special Dispatches,” Goodhue County Republican (Red Wing) – July 24, 1863

Wednesday, July 24th, 2013

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Rosalie Wahl Supreme Court campaign button

Tuesday, July 23rd, 2013

Rosalie Wahl Supreme Court campaign button

Rosalie Wahl, the first woman to serve on Minnesota’s Supreme Court, died on Monday at the age of 88. She was appointed to the court in 1977 by Governor Perpich to fill a vacancy, but faced a difficult election the next year.

This campaign button is from that campaign for election to the Supreme Court in 1978.

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Letter from William Riley Haskins of the 2nd Minnesota, Company K, to his father regarding developments in Kentucky – July 23, 1863

Tuesday, July 23rd, 2013

Camp at Winchester, Tenn.
July 23rd 1863.
Dear father,
[…]
Bragg’s army is completely routed from Tenn. and every thing remains quiet. Brag will never be able to Reorganize his army for it is Completely Demoralized and broken up and thousands of his men have left him and come over to our lines and I don’t think that Tenn. will ever be cursed with another Rebel army; and the people generaly appear well pleased with future prospects. And you may depend, this State has seen the Elephant toil and all they have got enough of sesesion and it will take her a great many years to recover from the blow that she has allready received and a large amount of her slave population are already out of her hands [.] it is going to be a hard blow on the south to loose Tenn. as it is one of their best grain states. […]
We were out 16 days during which time it rained allmost constantly and without tents and part of the time without grub. […]
I neve[r] would have believed that I could endure such hardships but now I think I can stand any thing that comes along[,] but I had the gratification of shooting at the Rebs and at a fare range [.] We have learned since that we turned 10 of them toes up. […]
It was a hard campain for a short one[,] But greater patients and endurance was never manifest in any army; our brave soldiers moved steadily forward through mud and rain day after day without a murmur while the guilty Rebs flew in confusion before them. [...]
it is the first time since the war first broke out, that the whole united States forces have all moved together; and so far we have met with great success at every point; and the result is the capture of about one hundred thousand armed traitors besides a large amount of ordnances both large and small. And at present our prospects look very favorable and if we meet no reverses for 3 months to come the rebellion will be thoroughly blotted out. this is the opinion of some of our best Generals of this Department. […]
I must close. […]
Yours as ever Wm. R. Haskins


See full letter here: 1863-07-23_Haskins_combined

Citation: July 23, 1863 Letter from William Haskins to his father, Correspondence: clippings; Reminiscences. Haskins (William Riley) Papers . Minnesota Historical Society. [A. H351]

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Slant-front desk

Monday, July 22nd, 2013

Slant-front desk

Small maple desk with a sloping lid. The desk was used by the Minnesota State Legislature in the second Minnesota State Capitol building (1882-1905). It has a leather writing surface with a rear gallery and post and ball decoration. There are two drawers below the desk top and the base has four turned wood legs and a low shelf with railing.

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“Latest News, By Telegraph,” and “From Vicksburg and Vicinity,” Saint Paul Daily Press – July 22, 1863

Monday, July 22nd, 2013

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“The Riot in New York,” “A Brilliant Rebel View of the Situation,” and “European Recognition of the Southern Confederacy,” Stillwater Messenger – July 21, 1863

Sunday, July 21st, 2013

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Diary entry by Matthew Marvin – July 20, 1863

Saturday, July 20th, 2013

Diary entry by Matthew Marvin, of the 1st Minnesota Regiment, who arrived in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania on July 14th. The next day Marvin writes that “This Am after Breakfast We were Transferred in ambulance to Brawd & Cerry Gen Hospt”. Marvin reached the US General Hospital at the intersection of Broad and Cherry Streets. Marvin praises his doctor, writing: “Dr. Heart has charge of this ward & is a gentleman[.] I think he seams to have a great deal of sympathy for the unfortuanate”
See an image of the hospital.

Over the following days, Marvin’s wounded foot is foremost in his mind.  He writes “Of all the suffering that I ever had I beleave that this has beat them all”, “I had a poultice put on my foot to day & it has nearly stoped [jumping] though there is a pane as though it wer in a hot oven & Nearly bakeing” and “it [my foot] has nearly closed up at the heal & I guess it will have to be cut open again”.

On July 20, Marvin writes:
My foot has been very quiet today[.] Mrs. Ogden gave [Papers] & some reading matter so we are all rite untill that is read over[.] We have morning & Evning Paper 3 cts each[.]
Weather Rain[.]


See full week of entries: 1863-07-20_Marvin_combined_7-15_7-20

Citation:  July 15-20, 1863 Diary entries by Matthew Marvin, Diary notes and memos. Matthew Marvin Papers. Minnesota Historical Society. [P2355 box 1]

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