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“Who Commenced This War?” and “Patriotism of Minnesota”, The Saint Cloud Democrat – September 22, 1864

Monday, September 22nd, 2014

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“Political News” and “Army Correspondence”, The Rochester Republican – September 21, 1864

Sunday, September 21st, 2014

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“The News” and “McClellan with the Soldiers”, The Stillwater Messenger – September 20, 1864

Saturday, September 20th, 2014

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Diary entry by Thomas Montgomery of the 7th Minnesota Regiment, Company K – September 19, 1864

Friday, September 19th, 2014

Clear and pleasant[.] Had Battalion Drill[.] I had the command of 1st Div. Relieved Capt Wright as Regtl. Officer of the Day[.] Visited guards several times and also at night[.] Fixing up […]  Co Desk Sutlens prohibited from Post. Chaplain has resigned.

Citation: September 19, 1864. Diary entry by Thomas Montgomery, Diary, 1864. Thomas Montgomery and family papers. Minnesota Historical Society. [P2812 box 1]

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“Grant” and “The Rebel Statement of their own Strength”, The Saint Paul Press – September 18, 1864

Thursday, September 18th, 2014

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Letter from 2nd Lieutenant Allen White Tiffany while a Confederate prisoner-of-war to his wife about his continued hope of a prisoner exchange – September 17, 1864

Wednesday, September 17th, 2014

Letter from 2nd Lieutenant Allen White Tiffany of Company H, Ninth Minnesota, while a Confederate prisoner-of-war in Charleston, South Carolina, to his wife  about his continued hope of a prisoner exchange.
A partial transcription of the letter:

C.S.A Prison Charleston S.C.
Sept. 17th 1864
My Dear wife,
[…] I am in my usual good health; we expect now very soon to be exchanged no doubt I think. Hope keeps the spirits up. Scarcety of paper makes me take this sheet, on the other piece of which a very pretty song is written, which I have crossed out. I have no money so you see cant spend any[.] get paper the best way I can, very often through the generosity of others. When I come to Min. I will tell you now, what I would like to see on the table at every meal, a bountiful pile of Min Pottatoes. never in my life did I want them so anxiously.[…] wrote you two letters from Macon[.] I wonder if they ever reached you. How do you get along? When did the wood give out I cut for you? are you all well? If we get off from here in the next ten days, may meet a letter from you. This kind of way of earning money I do not like although quite good pay and may think yet deliver me[.] Be of good cheer my dear Lizzie, always that is like me you know[,] look on the bright side. God bless you all & may our little family circle be kept entire[.] When will Mrs Baxter ever find out about the death of her husband? My good wishes to all[.]
A W Tiffany

Citation: September 17, 1864. Letter from Allen White Tiffany. Lieutenant A. W. Tiffany letters. Minnesota Historical Society. [P2776]

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“The Latest by Telegraph”, McClellan’s Acceptance”, and “From Tennessee”, The Saint Paul Pioneer and Democrat – September 16, 1864

Tuesday, September 16th, 2014

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“The End of the Rebellion Near at Hand”, “From the Fourth Regiment,” and “Little Mac Not Heard Of”, St. Cloud Democrat – September 15, 1864

Monday, September 15th, 2014

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“McClellan and Dixie”, “Letter From Gen. Grant,” and “From Gen. Sully”, The Rochester Republican – September 14, 1864

Sunday, September 14th, 2014

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“The News”, “Gen. Grant’s view of the Situation”, and “From Washington”, The Stillwater Messenger – September 13, 1864

Saturday, September 13th, 2014

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