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Diary entry by Thomas Montgomery of the 7th Minnesota Regiment, Company K – September 19, 1864

Friday, September 19th, 2014

Clear and pleasant[.] Had Battalion Drill[.] I had the command of 1st Div. Relieved Capt Wright as Regtl. Officer of the Day[.] Visited guards several times and also at night[.] Fixing up […]  Co Desk Sutlens prohibited from Post. Chaplain has resigned.

Citation: September 19, 1864. Diary entry by Thomas Montgomery, Diary, 1864. Thomas Montgomery and family papers. Minnesota Historical Society. [P2812 box 1]

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Shooting Football

Friday, September 19th, 2014

A photographer shooting the University of Minnesota football team on September 15th, 1937.

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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“Grant” and “The Rebel Statement of their own Strength”, The Saint Paul Press – September 18, 1864

Thursday, September 18th, 2014

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Salt and Pepper

Thursday, September 18th, 2014

A pair of black and white ceramic salt and pepper shakers in the shape of the Hamm’s bear holding a sign for Hamm’s Beer in its front paws from the 1970s.

For more information or to purchase a photograph of this item, view these shakers in our collections database.

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Letter from 2nd Lieutenant Allen White Tiffany while a Confederate prisoner-of-war to his wife about his continued hope of a prisoner exchange – September 17, 1864

Wednesday, September 17th, 2014

Letter from 2nd Lieutenant Allen White Tiffany of Company H, Ninth Minnesota, while a Confederate prisoner-of-war in Charleston, South Carolina, to his wife  about his continued hope of a prisoner exchange.
A partial transcription of the letter:

C.S.A Prison Charleston S.C.
Sept. 17th 1864
My Dear wife,
[…] I am in my usual good health; we expect now very soon to be exchanged no doubt I think. Hope keeps the spirits up. Scarcety of paper makes me take this sheet, on the other piece of which a very pretty song is written, which I have crossed out. I have no money so you see cant spend any[.] get paper the best way I can, very often through the generosity of others. When I come to Min. I will tell you now, what I would like to see on the table at every meal, a bountiful pile of Min Pottatoes. never in my life did I want them so anxiously.[…] wrote you two letters from Macon[.] I wonder if they ever reached you. How do you get along? When did the wood give out I cut for you? are you all well? If we get off from here in the next ten days, may meet a letter from you. This kind of way of earning money I do not like although quite good pay and may think yet deliver me[.] Be of good cheer my dear Lizzie, always that is like me you know[,] look on the bright side. God bless you all & may our little family circle be kept entire[.] When will Mrs Baxter ever find out about the death of her husband? My good wishes to all[.]
A W Tiffany

Citation: September 17, 1864. Letter from Allen White Tiffany. Lieutenant A. W. Tiffany letters. Minnesota Historical Society. [P2776]

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Morrison Family

Wednesday, September 17th, 2014

A double 1/9th plate Daguerreotype photograph of Russell and Fanny Morrison made in the 1860s.

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“The Latest by Telegraph”, McClellan’s Acceptance”, and “From Tennessee”, The Saint Paul Pioneer and Democrat – September 16, 1864

Tuesday, September 16th, 2014

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Necklace

Tuesday, September 16th, 2014

“Kiwi” fiber necklace with flame worked beads suspended from the edge of the necklace. Macrame necklace of bonded nylon thread with faceted beads woven into the center. Made by Bernadette Mahfood of Winona, Minnesota in 2008.

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“The End of the Rebellion Near at Hand”, “From the Fourth Regiment,” and “Little Mac Not Heard Of”, St. Cloud Democrat – September 15, 1864

Monday, September 15th, 2014

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Cavalry Jacket

Monday, September 15th, 2014

United States Army cavalry enlisted soldier’s dress uniform worn by Private Oscar V. Challander of the 12th Cavalry, Company H. The gold trimmed jacket is draped with a gold aiguillette, has gilt brass General Service buttons and a standing band collar with gilt brass crossed sabers pins at either side with “12″ and “H” in the angles.

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