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“The News,” and “News of Our Own State,” Rochester City Post – April 9, 1864

Wednesday, April 9th, 2014

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“Grant on Lawless Soldiers,” and “Sixth Regiment Ordered South,” Saint Paul Pioneer and Democrat – April 8, 1864

Tuesday, April 8th, 2014

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“Sixth Regiment Ordered South,” and “Promotions,” St. Cloud Democrat – April 7, 1864

Monday, April 7th, 2014

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“Washington Gossip,” Goodhue Volunteer – April 6, 1864

Sunday, April 6th, 2014

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“Another Letter from General Butler,” and “Padnach, Ky., Captnred and Destroyed by the Rebels,” Stillwater Messenger – April 5, 1864

Saturday, April 5th, 2014

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Letter from Charles Goddard of the 1st Minnesota to his mother about who has re-enlisted, and his plans for after he receives his discharge – April 4, 1864

Friday, April 4th, 2014

Letter from Charles Goddard of the 1st Minnesota to his mother about who has re-enlisted, and his plans for after he receives his discharge.

Partial transcription of the letter:

Fort Snelling Minn
April 4th 1864.
Dear Mother
[…]A good many of our Regt. have reenlisted and a few of our Company. Those in our Company who have reenlisted are W.H. Abell[,] H. A. Brink of Chandler[,] Corporal Wm. H. Churchill[,] S. S. [Tenney] of Towner and M. McIntyer[.] I expect you do not know half of them for they came from Minneapolis most of them and some from Quincy. As yet I have not been to St. Paul nor in fact any whare but to Minnehaha falls and I do not think I should have gone there if it had required money – I do not want you to think that I have no money for I have VV left, but I need that for other things. when I get my discharge I intend to go to St. Anthony Falls and Minneapolis for I expect that a better chance will never occur.[…]
Give my love to Brother and remember me to […my]
C.E. Goddard


See whole letter: 1864-04-04_smith_combined

Citation: April 4, 1864, Letter from Charles Goddard to his mother, Correspondence 1863-1929. Smith, Orrin Fruit and Family Papers, 1829-1932. Minnesota Historical Society. [P1434 box 1]

Follow this link for a list of the members of the First Minnesota Regiment, including those Goddard mentions above.

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“The Southern Armies,” and “McClellan and the Army: A Humbug Exploded,” Saint Paul Press – April 3, 1864

Thursday, April 3rd, 2014

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“The News,” and “News of Our Own State,” Rochester City Post – April 2, 1864

Wednesday, April 2nd, 2014

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“The Fifth Regiment Re-Enlisted for the War,” and “A Company of Sharpshooters to be Attached to the Sixth Regiment,” Saint Paul Pioneer and Democrat – April 1, 1864

Wednesday, April 2nd, 2014

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From Huntsville, Alabama, John N. Bradford, of the Fourth Minnesota Regiment, writes to his wife, Libbie Bradford, telling of the cost of food and the welcomed variety of food supplies for the army – March 31, 2014

Monday, March 31st, 2014

From Huntsville, Alabama, John N. Bradford, of the Fourth Minnesota Regiment, writes to his wife, Libbie Bradford, telling of the cost of food and the welcomed variety of food supplies for the army.
Partial transcription of the letter:

Huntsvill Ala March 31st., 1864
Love
[…]this is getting to be quite a business place[.]  the citizens come 20 miles to trade[.]  some bring in Eggs & butter[.]  Eggs 30 cents per doz[,]  butter 50 cents per lb[.]  the rest draw rations…we will soon have the greatest variety we have  ever had in our department[:]  five hundred barles of potatoes[,] five hundred barles ionions[,] dried beef salt fish[,] Apples, peaches, and a great many other things[.]  the diserters are coming in very fast[;] there has been over one thousand come in here since we have been here[…]
From your
John


See whole letter: 1864-03-31_Bradford_combined

Citation: March 31, 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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