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“From Sheridan’s Army”, “From the South” and “Guerilla Operations Near Washington”, The Saint Paul Pioneer and Democrat – October 21, 1864

Tuesday, October 21st, 2014

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ID Badge

Tuesday, October 21st, 2014

A military installation identification badge issued to 1st Lt. Graham E. Elvgren in 1944. Used by Elvgren during B-29 pilot training. Elvgren was from Saint Paul, Minnesota.

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“An Appeal from the Army”, The Saint Cloud Democrat – October 20, 1864

Monday, October 20th, 2014

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Gun Case

Monday, October 20th, 2014

A beaded Dakota hide gun case has a geometric pattern at the top with fringe below. The body of the case depicts two antlered animals. The bottom is fringed with metal tinkles interspersed. The case bears a white sticker with “McBrien” written on it. The case was collected by Colonel John G. Clark of the 50th Wisconsin Volunteer Infantry Regiment at Fort Rice in Dakota Territory during the US-Dakota War, circa 1865-6.

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“From Missouri”, The Rochester Republican – October 19, 1864

Sunday, October 19th, 2014

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“Are the Democracy Ready for a Recognition of the Southern Confederacy?” and “McClellan’s Answer”, The Stillwater Messenger – October 18, 1864

Saturday, October 18th, 2014

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Diary entry by Thomas Montgomery of the 7th Minnesota Regiment, Company K – October 17, 1864

Friday, October 17th, 2014

Up early, cloudy with a slight drizzling rain all Day. Busy all day on my tent. Putting up logs & a fireplace & laying a nice brick floor. On duty as Regtl. O. of Day. relieved Capt Wright. So officer of the Guard Six posts. Ohio & Indiana largely for the Union.

Citation: October 17, 1864. Diary entry by Thomas Montgomery, Diary, 1864. Thomas Montgomery and family papers. Minnesota Historical Society. [P2812 box 1]

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Helicopters

Friday, October 17th, 2014

A photograph of two Minneapolis and Star Tribune helicopters taking off from a baseball field in October 1947.

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”, “Missouri” and “Probable Reductions in Army Expenditures”, The Saint Paul Press – October 16, 1864

Thursday, October 16th, 2014

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HHH Button

Thursday, October 16th, 2014

A Hubert H. Humphrey campaign button from 1968 that reads “HHH – FILLS THE PRESCRIPTION”.

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