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“Glorious News from Sherman”, “From Washington”, and “Story of Rebel Deserter”, The Saint Paul Press – July 24, 1864

Posted byLori Williamson on 24 Jul 2014 | Tagged as: Civil War Daybook

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“The News” and “The Third Draft”, The Rochester City Post – July 23, 1864

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

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“Second Minnesota”, “Sherman’s Movement Against Atlanta”, and The War in Virginia”, The Saing Paul Pioneer and Democrat – July 22, 1864

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

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“Latest News by Telegraph”, “State News” and “From the Fourth Regiment”, The St. Cloud Democrat – July 21, 1864

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

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“Sherman” and “500,000 More”, The Goodhue Volunteer – July 20, 1864

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

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“Recruiting in Insurgent States” and “Doings of the Late Congress”, The Stillwater Messenger – July 19, 1864

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

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Diary entries by Matthew Marvin – July 18, 1864

Posted byLori Williamson on 18 Jul 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 July 18 he writes, “Weather A.m. very hard wind & Rain[.]”. The previous day, July 17, he explains that he, “took dinner & Tea with C Goddard[.]” Marvin and Charlie Goddard remain good friends after serving together in the 1st Minnesota Regiment.

See week’s worth of entries here: 1864-07-18_Marvin_combined

Citation: July 9 – July 20, 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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“How to Reach our Soldiers”, “Georgia Correspondence” and “The Fourth Minnesota”, The Saint Paul Press – July 17, 1864

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

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“The News” and Tennessee Correspondence”, The Rochester City Post – July 16, 1864

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

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Two sketches from the Civil War journals of Elijah Edwards, chaplain of the 7th Minnesota Infantry – July 15, 1864

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

Two sketches from the Civil War journals of Elijah Edwards, chaplain of the 7th Minnesota Infantry during the Civil War. The sketches accompany a lengthy description of the Battle of Tupelo, Mississippi.

Click here to view the whole account from July 15th,  and for more information about Edwards visit our Finding Aids.

Citation: July 15, 1864. Elijah E. Edwards Civil War journals, 1864-1865, 1906, 1910. Minnesota Historical Society . [Access restricted]

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