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“Milledgeville, Georgia, Captured By Sherman”, “Rebel Desertions Since the Election” and “Rebel Plot”, The Saint Paul Press – November 27, 1864

Thursday, November 27th, 2014

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“Sherman’s Army”, “Gen. Grant in New York” and “From the South”, The Saint Paul Pioneer and Democrat – November 25, 1864

Tuesday, November 25th, 2014

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U.S. Army Officer’s Non-Regulation Sword and Scabbard – November 24, 1864

Monday, November 24th, 2014

United States Army Staff and Field Officer’s non-regulation Model 1850 sword (.A) and scabbard (.B). The etched sword, made by “W. Clauberg / Solingen” has a slightly curved, single-edged blade and a half-basket type brass hilt with silver grips wrapped with brass wire. The etched, browned steel scabbard has gilt brass fittings. The set was presented on November 24, 1864, to Colonel Ozora Pierson Stearns by the enlisted men of the 39th U.S. Colored Infantry Regiment.

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

Sunday, November 23rd, 2014

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

Saturday, November 22nd, 2014

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

Friday, November 21st, 2014

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

Thursday, November 20th, 2014

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Diary entry by Matthew Marvin – November 19, 1864

Wednesday, November 19th, 2014

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

Tuesday, November 18th, 2014

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

Monday, November 17th, 2014

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