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A letter to Sergeant Thomas Christie of the First Minnesota Battery from Minnesota Governor Stephen Miller, responding to an April 12 letter regarding a piece of captured artillery – April 17, 1865

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A letter to Sergeant Thomas Christie of the First Minnesota Battery from Minnesota Governor Stephen Miller, responding to an April 12 letter regarding a piece of captured artillery.
A transcription of the letter:

State of Minnesota
Executive Department
Saint Paul, April 17, 1865
Sergeant Thomas D. Christie,
Clyman, Dodge Co, Minn
My Dear sir,
Your favor of the 12th instant just received informing me that a Blakely gun forwarded as a present to the State, by the 1st Minn Battery, has been deposited at Baltimore, where it remains for want of means to pay the freight. The Company has done its state of the work very nobly, and I will very cheerfully [ap…] the transportation on behalf of the State. I will order it home and will place it with other trophies in the State Arsenal, with an inscription engraved upon it, commemorating the gallant company, whose signal services during the campaigns of Gen’l Sherman have reflected honor upon the State of Minnesota.
Very Respfy Yours
Stephen Miller
Gov’r Minn

Citation:  April 17, 1865. Letter from Governor Stephen Miller to Thomas Christie. James C. Christie and Family Papers. Minnesota Historical Society. [P1281, box B]

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