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Diary entry by Thomas Montgomery of the 7th Minnesota Regiment, Company K – December 31, 1864

Wednesday, December 31st, 2014

Clear, cool and windy. Blowed very strong last night. River rising rapidly. Regt mustered for pay by Major Losey. [Comdg”] another year at a close[.] Health good, spirits fine. Hope buoyant. To God hear the glory. During the year received 68 letters and wrote 80. One half of each to & from  home, besides official letters. Receipts $871. Paid out $1000.

Citation: December 31, 1864. Diary entry by Thomas Montgomery, Diary, 1864. Thomas Montgomery and family papers. Minnesota Historical Society. [P2812 box 1]

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1849 Seal

Wednesday, December 31st, 2014

First territorial seal of the Adjutant General of Minnesota, circa 1849.

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“The President’s Proclamation” and “The Great Naval Expedition”, The Saint Paul Pioneer and Democrat – December 30, 1864

Tuesday, December 30th, 2014

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Hudson Bay Jacket

Tuesday, December 30th, 2014

A hooded wool jacket made of fabric resembling a Hudson Bay blanket. The jacket has a Woolrich lamb logo, zipper and snap closure and two slit pockets.

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Dueling Pistols

Monday, December 29th, 2014

A pair of .46 caliber back-action percussion lock dueling pistols in a black leather case with a brass plate engraved “‘A token of regard’/ CALHOUN M. DERINGER/ TO/ HON. ALEX. RAMSAY [sic]“.

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“Savannah, a Christmas Gift from Sherman”, The Saint Cloud Democrat – December 29, 1864

Monday, December 29th, 2014

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“Official Bulletins”, “From the South” and “From Tennessee”, The Rochester Republican – December 28, 1864

Sunday, December 28th, 2014

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Springfield Rifle – December 27, 1864

Saturday, December 27th, 2014

Springfield rifle, marked ‘1862′, was disabled by a confederate bullet during the Battle of Nashville, Nashville, Tennessee, December 1864.

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Diary entry by Thomas Montgomery of the 7th Minnesota Regiment, Company K – December 26, 1864

Friday, December 26th, 2014

Clear, beautiful & warm[.] Preparing for Inspection & review by Col Quincy[.] Busy writing making out my Co papers. Made out Returns of C.C. & G.E. [Quar.] Return of Deceased Soldiers, & monthly return of Co. Had Dress Parade[.] Squared up morning Report Book to date.


Citation: December 26, 1864. Diary entry by Thomas Montgomery, Diary, 1864. Thomas Montgomery and family papers. Minnesota Historical Society. [P2812 box 1]

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Getting Air

Friday, December 26th, 2014

A youngster gets some air while sledding in Minneapolis on February 22, 1950.

This image forms part of our Minneapolis and St. Paul Newspaper Negative collection. Additional photographs in this series may be available in the library, please view the finding aid here.

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