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“From the South”, The Rochester Republican – November 16, 1864

Sunday, November 16th, 2014

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Diary entry by Thomas Montgomery of the 7th Minnesota Regiment, Company K – November 15, 1864

Saturday, November 15th, 2014

Cloudy, Day commenced with a heavy rain. Officer of the Day. Procured from Div. Comy. One bbl. flour $10.44 & 50 lbs. Beans 2.62[.] Lt. [Sproenle] returned to the Regt. from St. Louis. Glorious news from the Elections received[:] Lincoln elected next President of the US.

Citation: November 15, 1864. Diary entry by Thomas Montgomery, Diary, 1864. Thomas Montgomery and family papers. Minnesota Historical Society. [P2812 box 1]

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Diary entry by Matthew Marvin – November 14, 1864

Friday, November 14th, 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 14 he writes, “Weather pleasant[.]” On November 13 he commented, “In the evening accompanied Ann & Hattie to a Lecture[.] Subject was Duties of Patents to their children attending Sunday School[.] Weather pleasant[.]”

See week’s worth of entries: 1864-11-14_Marvin_combined

Citation: November 10 – 17, 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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“Grant”, “Sheridan” and “From New Orleans”, The Saint Paul Press – November 13, 1864

Thursday, November 13th, 2014

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Diary entry by Thomas Montgomery of the 7th Minnesota Regiment, Company K – November 12, 1864

Wednesday, November 12th, 2014

Clear beautiful day. Drew shoes and drawers for my company & issued them. Nothing unusual transpiring. Traded with Div. Comy. 3 lbs. tea. @ $1.05 for 90 bls peas. Had dress Parade. Visited by St. Harrison[.] Attended Officer School[.]


Citation: November 12, 1864. Diary entry by Thomas Montgomery, Diary, 1864. Thomas Montgomery and family papers. Minnesota Historical Society. [P2812 box 1]

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“The Elections” and “From Missouri”, The Saint Paul Pioneer and Democrat – November 11, 1864

Tuesday, November 11th, 2014

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“Lincoln Re-Elected!” and “Rebel Account of the Capture of the Albermarle and Capture of Plymouth”, The Saint Cloud Democrat – November 10, 1864

Monday, November 10th, 2014

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“The Election”, Rochester Republican – November 9, 1864

Sunday, November 9th, 2014

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“Union Men”, Who Go for McClellan?” and “Soldiers Voting”, The Stillwater Messenger – November 8, 1864

Saturday, November 8th, 2014

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Diary entry by Matthew Marvin – November 7, 1864

Friday, November 7th, 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 7 he writes, “Add & I went to Steam boat road Harden City Coal Beds & Eldora[.] Saw. Beautiful Timber Oak[,] Hickory[,] Elm[,] Walnut[,] Sugar Maple[.] Saw Splended farming land[.] Got some Pine cones[.] Was at Mineral point[,] the place of diging Gold is near the coal mines[.] Had a very pleasant trip[.] Weather pleasant[.] Bugey 20 Miles”


See week’s worth of entries here: 1864-11-07_Marvin_combined

Citation: November 2 – 9, 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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