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

Friday, December 19th, 2014

Cloudy but very warm. Working on house[.] Reading Shakespear. Hamlet, & Richard III.


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

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Harry the Horse

Friday, December 19th, 2014

Harry “The Horse” Gallatin of the NY Knicks with the ball during Game 1 (or 2) of the 1953 NBA Finals against the Minneapolis Lakers.

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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“Victory: Another Grneat Battle Near Nashville” and “Sherman”, The Saint Paul Press – December 18, 1864

Thursday, December 18th, 2014

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Piece of the U.S.S. Minnesota

Thursday, December 18th, 2014

A carved oak fragment of the hull of the USS Minnesota with engraved silver plaque reading “Trophy / From U.S. Battle Ship Minnesota / PRESENTED BY / T. Buttler & Co. Boston Mass. / TO / A.S. of N. Crew of Minnesota No. 1.” The ornamental trophy was created when the Minnesota was decommissioned from the U.S. Navy and scrapped in 1901.

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US Army Cartridge Box – December 17, 1864

Wednesday, December 17th, 2014

United States Army leather cartridge box with two adjustable straps, an implement pouch and a tin insert.  The box is stamped “US” on the flap and with a U.S. Ordnance Department stamp on the underside.   It was used by Private Frederick D. Carson, LL.D., of the 5th Wisconsin Regiment, Company H.  This box was reportedly issued only to the 1st Division, 6th Army Corps during the winter of 1864-1865 in front of Petersburg, Virginia.

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Mendota South

Wednesday, December 17th, 2014

A woodcut print on paper titled “Mendota South” made by Alexander Masley in 1935.

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“Sherman’s Raid” and “Particulars of the Late Movement of Ge. Foster”, The Saint Paul Pioneer and Democrat- December 16, 1864

Tuesday, December 16th, 2014

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U.S.S. Maumee Pennant

Tuesday, December 16th, 2014

Dark blue and gold felt pennant of the U.S.S. Maumee (AO-2), which was commissioned in 1916 and refueled destroyers at sea during World War I. The pennant reads “U S N [United States Navy] / U.S.S. MAUMEE”.

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“Latest News”, Saint Cloud Democrat – December 15, 1864

Monday, December 15th, 2014

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Boreas Rex Keychain

Monday, December 15th, 2014

King Boreas XVIII keychain from the 1954 Winter Carnival Coronation program. Plastic holder containing a photo of Walter Dorle in uniform and his title “Boreas Rex XVIII”.

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