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“From the Sixth Regiment”, “The Sick and Wounded”, and “General Early’s Movement in the Shenandoah Valley”, The Saint Paul Pioneer and Democrat – September 2, 1864

Tuesday, September 2nd, 2014

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“Latest News by Telegraph” and “Rebel Propositions for Peace”, The Saint Cloud Democrat – September 1, 1864

Monday, September 1st, 2014

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“Telegraphic News”, “State Items”, and “Sheridan”, The Goodhue Volunteer – August 31, 1864

Sunday, August 31st, 2014

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“News Items” and “The Fifth Regiment”, The Stillwater Messenger – August 30, 1864

Saturday, August 30th, 2014

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Diary entry by Thomas Montgomery of the 7th Minnesota Regiment, Company K – August 29, 1864

Friday, August 29th, 2014

Cloudy but clearing off[.] On duty as Regimental Officer of the Day. Feel unwell, but making out muster Rolls. Got a bottle of Pain Killer & trying it. Firing among the Grand Guards. Visited Guards twice. Had some old Knapsacks[,] canteens[,] haversacks &c. condemned by Inspector.

Citation: August 29, 1864. Diary entry by Thomas Montgomery, Diary, 1864. Thomas Montgomery and family papers. Minnesota Historical Society. [P2812 box 1]

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Letter from James H. Bowler of Bangor, Maine, to his nephew providing comments about the Copperheads in Maine and the upcoming national election – August 28, 1864

Thursday, August 28th, 2014

Letter from James H. Bowler of Bangor, Maine, to his nephew, James Madison Bowler, providing comments about the Copperheads in Maine and the upcoming national election.
A partial transcription of the letter:

Bangor Augt 28 1864
My Dear Nephew
[…] Last evening I listend to a very able and effective speech from Gen Gnatt of Ark[.] […] Hall was crowded to overflowing[.] he is speaking in the principal towns in this part of the state and I hope may convince some mean copperheads of the error of their ways[.] The draft comes off here the 5th of next month[.] we have furnished our quota and some men on all calls previous to the last and have been recruiting the last months on the last call but shall come short. The Copperheads are organizing for a desperate fight in the coming campaign. I think we shall show them at our State election that Maine goes for the Union and as Maine goes so goes the Union[.] Abraham must be reelected and no compromise with rebels[.] […]
J N Bowler

See entire letter here: 1864-08-28_Bowler res

Citation: August 28, 1864, Letter from James H. Bowler to James Madison Bowler, Correspondence, undated, 1829-1865. Bowler, James Madison and Family, Papers. Minnesota Historical Society. [P1330

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“Union County Convention”, “The News” and “From the Ninth Regiment”, The Rochester City Post – August 27, 1864

Wednesday, August 27th, 2014

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“The Draft”, “From The South”, and “Late News Items”, The Saint Paul Pioneer and Democrat – August 26, 1864

Tuesday, August 26th, 2014

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Letter from John N. Bradford to his wife discussing the capture and escape of Hutchinson and protecting the railroad – August 25, 1864

Monday, August 25th, 2014

Letter from John N. Bradford of the Fourth Minnesota Regiment, from Altoona, Georgia, to his wife, Libbie Bradford, commenting on the capture of John Grover of Hutchinson of Minnesota and his escape, and ongoing problems protecting the railroad.

A partial transcription of the letter:

August 25th 1864
Altoona GA
[…] the Rebels captured John Grover of our Co. night before last – he cooks for the Col. and Maj.[.] he was out side of the lines buying Vegetables[.] he got away from them the same night[.] they robed him of 27 dollars[,] his watch[,] knife[,] and comb[.] it is hard to fight such a set of beings as they[.] they are no better than set of hyway robbers[.] should be kiled as fast as come to[.] Aug 27th we have more trouble on the rail road[.] they tore up half a mile last night[.] eight cares was thrown down an imbankment[.] kiled four and wounded several[.][…]
with much love, hopeing soon to see you[,]

See entire letter here: 1864-08-25_Bradford_combined

Citation:  August 25, 1864. John P. Bradford Papers  1862-1864, 1928-1978. Genealogical and Civil War Materials, 1861-1864, Minnesota Historical Society [P1680 Box 7]

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“Up, For Our Country Calls” and “Military Operations”, The Goodhue Volunteer – August 24, 1864

Sunday, August 24th, 2014

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An Ounce of Preservation: A Guide to the Care of Papers and Photographs