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Bottle Vase

Thursday, September 25th, 2014

A porcelain bottle vase made by Minnesota artist Jan Bilek in the early 2000s.

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Diary entry by Matthew Marvin – September 24, 1864

Wednesday, September 24th, 2014

Diary entries by Matthew Marvin, Corporal in the 1st Minnesota Regiment who was wounded at Gettysburg. Marvin has been discharged, and is now home at his family’s farm in St. Charles, Illinois where he spends his time helping his family and visiting friends. Currently, Marvin is visiting friends in Iowa, and on September 24 he writes, “Weather pleasant”. On September 22 he wrote, “Went with Add to Allden [Alden, IA] for a load of Lumber[.] It is very pretty for a new town[,] is rather scatterd[.] Population about 500, has a Saw mill & [Grist] Mill […] Hatells is situated on the Iowa River & is 6 miles above Iowa Falls[.] Weather pleasant[.]”



See week’s worth of entries here: 1864-09-24_Marvin_combined

Citation: September 15 – 26, 1864 Diary entries by Matthew Marvin, Diary, January 1- December 31, 1864. Volume 3. Matthew Marvin Papers. Minnesota Historical Society. [P2355 box 1]

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JFK in Duluth

Wednesday, September 24th, 2014

On this day, September 24 in 1963, President John F. Kennedy spoke at the University of Minnesota – Duluth about the area’s high unemployment rate.

This photograph, signed by Hubert Humphrey, is from that day and shows Kennedy with Senator McCarthy, Rep. Fraser, Governor Rolvaag and Humphrey at the Duluth airport.

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“The Latest By Telegraph”, “From Washington”, and “The Prisoners at Andersonville”, The Saint Paul Pioneer and Democrat – September 23, 1864

Tuesday, September 23rd, 2014

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1st MN

Tuesday, September 23rd, 2014

A photograph of the officers and field staff from the 1st Minnesota Volunteers standing outside the commandant’s quarters at Fort Snelling in May of 1861.

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“Who Commenced This War?” and “Patriotism of Minnesota”, The Saint Cloud Democrat – September 22, 1864

Monday, September 22nd, 2014

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Teton Dakota Vest

Monday, September 22nd, 2014

A lane-stitched beaded leather Teton Dakota vest, circa 1914.

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“Political News” and “Army Correspondence”, The Rochester Republican – September 21, 1864

Sunday, September 21st, 2014

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“The News” and “McClellan with the Soldiers”, The Stillwater Messenger – September 20, 1864

Saturday, September 20th, 2014

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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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