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“Important Order” and “Minnesota State Items”, The Rochester Republican – November 23, 1864

Posted byLori Williamson on 23 Nov 2014 | Tagged as: Civil War Daybook

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“News Items” and “Sherman”, The Stillwater Messenger – November 22, 1864

Posted byLori Williamson on 22 Nov 2014 | Tagged as: Civil War Daybook

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Diary entry by Thomas Montgomery of the 7th Minnesota Regiment, Company K – November 21, 1864

Posted byLori Williamson on 21 Nov 2014 | Tagged as: Civil War Daybook

Cloudy and wet during last night. Regimental Officer of the day. Rel. Capt. Hudson[.] Reading Modern History. Have read Ancient & Middle (Wellards)[.] Received a letter from home from Father Mother & Bros 2.6, and wrote one to Bro Jal. C. Cold night[.] Drew Rations for my Co. and made Reports[.]

Citation: November 21, 1864. Diary entry by Thomas Montgomery, Diary, 1864. Thomas Montgomery and family papers. Minnesota Historical Society. [P2812 box 1]

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“Sherman”, From Washington”, and “From New Orleans”, The Saint Paul Press – November 20, 1864

Posted byLori Williamson on 20 Nov 2014 | Tagged as: Civil War Daybook

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Diary entry by Matthew Marvin – November 19, 1864

Posted byLori Williamson on 19 Nov 2014 | Tagged as: Civil War Daybook

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. On November 19 he writes, “Packed my Trunk[.] ready for a start home[.] Weather pleasant[.] Wrote to Jim Edgerton[,] Ditto, Pt b s t u k[.]”

Citation: November 18 – 21, 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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“News From The South”, “The Latest By Telegraph” and “From Grant’s Army”, The Saint Paul Pioneer and Democrat – November 18, 1864

Posted byLori Williamson on 18 Nov 2014 | Tagged as: Civil War Daybook

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“From Our Prisoners” and “From Sherman”, The Saint Cloud Democrat – November 17, 1864

Posted byLori Williamson on 17 Nov 2014 | Tagged as: Civil War Daybook

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“From the South”, The Rochester Republican – November 16, 1864

Posted byLori Williamson on 16 Nov 2014 | Tagged as: Civil War Daybook

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Diary entry by Thomas Montgomery of the 7th Minnesota Regiment, Company K – November 15, 1864

Posted byLori Williamson on 15 Nov 2014 | Tagged as: Civil War Daybook

Cloudy, Day commenced with a heavy rain. Officer of the Day. Procured from Div. Comy. One bbl. flour $10.44 & 50 lbs. Beans 2.62[.] Lt. [Sproenle] returned to the Regt. from St. Louis. Glorious news from the Elections received[:] Lincoln elected next President of the US.

Citation: November 15, 1864. Diary entry by Thomas Montgomery, Diary, 1864. Thomas Montgomery and family papers. Minnesota Historical Society. [P2812 box 1]

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Diary entry by Matthew Marvin – November 14, 1864

Posted byLori Williamson on 14 Nov 2014 | Tagged as: Civil War Daybook

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. On November 14 he writes, “Weather pleasant[.]” On November 13 he commented, “In the evening accompanied Ann & Hattie to a Lecture[.] Subject was Duties of Patents to their children attending Sunday School[.] Weather pleasant[.]”

See week’s worth of entries: 1864-11-14_Marvin_combined

Citation: November 10 – 17, 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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