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“Letters from Minnesota Regiments in the Field” and “Gen. Philip H. Sheridan”, The Saint Paul Pioneer and Democrat – September 30, 1864

Tuesday, September 30th, 2014

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Portrait of Clem Haupers

Tuesday, September 30th, 2014

An oil on canvas painting of Minnesota artist Clem Haupers made by Pat Kennedy Crump in 1966.

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

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“The Rebels North, and South”, “From the Shenandoah Valley” and “McClellan Responsible”, The Wabasha County Herald – September 29, 1864

Monday, September 29th, 2014

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Outboard

Monday, September 29th, 2014

A gas powered “Champion” outboard motor made by Sig Konrad, Monarch Motor Company, St. Paul, Minnesota, circa 1925-1940.

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

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“Patriotism of Minnesota”, Weary of the War”, and “Atlanta, Ga.”, The Rochester Republican – September 28, 1864

Sunday, September 28th, 2014

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Diary entry by Nathan Palmeter – September 27, 1864

Saturday, September 27th, 2014

Entry in the diary of James Woodbury, 9th Regiment, Co C., by Nathan Palmeter, also of the 9th Regiment, Co C., who is a captive at Andersonville Prison in Georgia and has taken over the diary since the death of James Woodbury. On September 27 he writes, “not so cold this morning as before[.] cook a cup of rice for Breakfast[.] was king at the well to day[.] two meals is all to day[.] Beans for supper[.]”


Citation:  September 27, James Woodbury Diary, May – October 1864. Diary and miscellaneous letters and papers, 1862-1908. Minnesota Historical Society. [P1091]

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

Friday, September 26th, 2014

Cool morning[.] Clear and pleasant[.] On duty as Regimental Officer of theDay. Shortened my tent, shut it up in the end, and made it much more comfortable[.] Recd. 3 letters[,] one from mother & Bros, one from Lt Talbot, & one from Miss Talbot. Glad to get them[.] Recd. [comy.] clothing from Port Hudson by Capt Whitford[.]

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

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Missing Landing Gear

Friday, September 26th, 2014

The Wold-Chamberlain Airfield Crew working on a Northwest airplane that lost its front landing gear. Aug 2, 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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New Library Resource Available – Military Records from Fold3!

Thursday, September 25th, 2014

Fold3, formerly Footnote, is often considered the premiere tool for online access to military records. The MNHS Library has just started a subscription, so researchers in the Reading Room will have access to the tremendous holdings on military history and service from Library of Congress, National Archives, and other repositories.

This resource is a treasure trove for people doing family history; military history; veterans; researchers; and teachers. Learn more about it here.

The MNHS Library is free and open to the public; see our hours here. We have staff available to help get you started. Come see what you can find!

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“The Sixth Regiment” and “What Grant is Waiting For”, The Saint Paul Press – September 25, 1864

Thursday, September 25th, 2014

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An Ounce of Preservation: A Guide to the Care of Papers and Photographs