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Diary entry by Matthew Marvin – September 5, 1864

Friday, September 5th, 2014

Diary entry by Matthew Marvin, September 5, 1864. 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 September 5 he writes simply, “Weather pleasant”. Several days prior, on August 28 he recounts, “Helped Harry sack about 8 thousand #[.] Wool fell off the Stageing[,] hert my hip and Shoulder but not bad[.]”

See entire week’s worth of entries: 1864-09-05_Marvin_combined

Citation: August 26-September 6, 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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“Atlanta is Ours!”, “The Situation”, and “From Nashville”, The Saint Paul Press – September 4, 1864

Thursday, September 4th, 2014

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“News of our Own State”, “The Difference Between Recruits and Drafted Men”, and “Important News”, The Rochester City Post – September 3, 1864

Wednesday, September 3rd, 2014

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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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