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“Stanton’s Trip South” and “South Carolina”, The Saint Paul Pioneer and Democrat – January 27, 1865

Posted byLori Williamson on 27 Jan 2015 | Tagged as: Civil War Daybook

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“From Sherman” and “Negro Citizenship”, The Wabasha County Herald – January 26, 1865

Posted byLori Williamson on 26 Jan 2015 | Tagged as: Civil War Daybook

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“The News” and “Rebel Account of the Fall of Fort Fisher”, The Stillwater Messenger – January 24, 1865

Posted byLori Williamson on 24 Jan 2015 | Tagged as: Civil War Daybook

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Diary entry by Thomas Montgomery of the 7th Minnesota Regiment, Company K – January 23, 1865

Posted byLori Williamson on 23 Jan 2015 | Tagged as: Civil War Daybook

Cloudy and cold[.] Order for [cousolidation] of the 65th with the 67th arrived. giving names of Officers to be retained[,] myself among the number. All the rest to be mustered out of the service. 5 Capts.[,] 7 1st Lts. In the 67th to be mustered out. Drew boots for company & issued them to men. Drilling a large Company quite cold, so I was attacked with a severe toothache & headache. Had dress parade. Recd. 2 letters from home.


Citation: January 23, 1865. Diary entry by Thomas Montgomery, Diary, 1864. Thomas Montgomery and family papers. Minnesota Historical Society. [P2812 box 1]

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“Sherman’s Army in Motion” and “The Peace Movement”, The Saint Paul Press – January 22, 1865

Posted byLori Williamson on 22 Jan 2015 | Tagged as: Civil War Daybook

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“Glorious News from Wilmington” and “From the South”, The Saint Paul Pioneer and Democrat – January 20, 1865

Posted byLori Williamson on 20 Jan 2015 | Tagged as: Civil War Daybook

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“Fort Fisher Fallen”, The Saint Cloud Democrat – January 19, 1865

Posted byLori Williamson on 19 Jan 2015 | Tagged as: Civil War Daybook

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“The News” and “Probably Passage of the Constitutional Amendment Abolishing Slavery”, The Rochester Republican – January 18, 1865

Posted byLori Williamson on 18 Jan 2015 | Tagged as: Civil War Daybook

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A letter from Thomas Christie to his father providing a list of the ten states in which he has traveled during the war – January 17, 1865

Posted byLori Williamson on 17 Jan 2015 | Tagged as: Civil War Daybook

A letter from Thomas Christie, near Pocotaligo, South Carolina, to his father, James Christie, providing a list of the ten states in which he has traveled during the war, and the situation in South Carolina.

A partial transcription of the letter:

Camp near Pocotaligo, S.C. Jan. 17th, 1865.
Dear Father,
Tonight I put S.C. at the head of my sheet, as I have before this put several others. Here is the list: Minn, Wis, Ill, Mo, La, Miss, Tenn, Ala, Ga, and now S.C. Before the Army of the Tennessee finishes its work, you will no doubt see N.C. and Va. at the top of my letters. […] I find the map of Georgia and Virginia by Lloyd, which I have carried from Atlanta, very useful. 19th, I have been very busy preparing my men, horses, and the gun for active service. Several necessary things had to be drawn from the Quartermaster. […] We do not think much of South Carolina; it seems to be all sand, pines, palmettos, and swamps. Our Division drove the Rebels out of the two lines of works near here, and our lines now extend to the Coosawatchie. It is said that we are to stay here for at least a week, so we have fitted up everything in good shape. All of us are in good health, except for slight colds, owing to the rain. I am on guard to night; but a soldier must not grumble over the weather! However, I often dream of the time when I shall be able to sleep every night, and all night, undisturbed by guard, march, work, or fighting. […]
Yours Affectionately,
T.D.C.



See the whole letter: 1865-01-17_Christie_combined

Citation:  January 17, 1865. Letter from Thomas Christie to his father James Christie. Thomas and Carmelite Christie and Family Papers. Minnesota Historical Society. [P1282, box 41]

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Diary entry by Thomas Montgomery of the 7th Minnesota Regiment, Company K – January 16, 1865

Posted byLori Williamson on 16 Jan 2015 | Tagged as: Civil War Daybook

Clear fine day. Regt. inspected at an early hour by Capt. Patton[.] On Duty as Brig. Field Officer of the Day. Made the rounds twice during the Day, and once at night[.] Leut Capt. Frost – $1.25 h, Lt. [H…ich] Whitebill [.] Capt. Mann. Condemned my tents & other C& G.E.

Citation: January 16, 1865. Diary entry by Thomas Montgomery, Diary, 1864. Thomas Montgomery and family papers. Minnesota Historical Society. [P2812 box 1]

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