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“The Siege of Charleston, A Rebel Account,” “From the Bermudas,” and “The Repulse at Sumter,” Saint Paul Pioneer and Democrat – September 25, 1863

Wednesday, September 25th, 2013

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Carter-Mondale 1976 campaign button

Tuesday, September 24th, 2013

Carter-Mondale 1976 campaign button

Pinback button supporting the 1976 presidential campaign of Jimmy Carter (Grits) and Walter Mondale (Fritz).

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“Movements […],” and “Letter from Mrs. Swisshelm,” St. Cloud Democrat – September 24, 1863

Tuesday, September 24th, 2013

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Family on the rails

Monday, September 23rd, 2013

Family on the railsTintype of a man, woman and child seated on handcar in 1881.

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“Repulsive Southern Women,” and “Telegraphic News,” Goodhue Volunteer (Red Wing) – September 23, 1863

Monday, September 23rd, 2013

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“The President’s Letter,” and “Bad State in the South,” Stillwater Messenger – September 22, 1863

Sunday, September 22nd, 2013

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Letter from Charles Goddard of the 1st Minnesota to his mother about his travels from the hospital in Philadelphia back to his regiment – September 21, 1863

Saturday, September 21st, 2013

Camp Distribution
Va Sept 21st 1863.
Dear Mother
Supposing the Regiment in N.Y. I left the Broad & Cherry Street Hospital the tenth of this month and arrived at N York City about 4 o’clock the morning of the 11th to find the 1st Minnesota Regt gone for Alexandria and from there the Provost Marshall sent us to Gov [Governor’s ]Island to await transportation. there we staid until the 16th then we embarked for Alexandria on board of the Atlantic and after a rough sail of 4 days and nights we arrived here in this distribution camp. I am quite well. Expect to stay here some 2 weeks and I think it would be safe for you to write me here.
With this short letter to show you whare I am and love to Brother Orren I remain Your Son
Charles E. Goddard
P.S.
I saw Trinity Church
Barnum’s M
City Hall Astor House
Wall Street
Tombs
& Broadway in that time I was in N York City. I do not mean the inside but just the buildings. I often had a desire to see N York City & now I can say I have saw it.


Citation: September 21, 1863, Letter from Charles Goddard to his mother, Correspondence 1863-1929. Smith, Orrin Fruit and Family Papers, 1829-1932. Minnesota Historical Society. [P1434 box 1]

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A game of golf

Friday, September 20th, 2013

A game of golf

Professional Wrestler Farmer Tobin out playing golf.

Captured by a Minneapolis newspaper photographer on June 20, 1937.

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“Report of the Third Regiment for the Month of August,” “Latest News, By Telegraph,” and “From the South,” Saint Paul Daily Press – September 20, 1863

Friday, September 20th, 2013

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Pitcher and tumblers made by N.F.C. Engineering Company Inc. of Anoka

Thursday, September 19th, 2013

Pitcher and tumblers made by N.F.C. Engineering Company Inc. of Anoka

Beverage service set of white & pink with grey speckled plastic made by the N.F.C. Engineering Company Inc. of Anoka, MN. Set includes a pitcher (.1) and eight tumblers (.2-.9). Circa 1950-60.

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