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“Second Minnesota”, “Sherman’s Movement Against Atlanta”, and The War in Virginia”, The Saing Paul Pioneer and Democrat – July 22, 1864

Tuesday, July 22nd, 2014

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“Latest News by Telegraph”, “State News” and “From the Fourth Regiment”, The St. Cloud Democrat – July 21, 1864

Monday, July 21st, 2014

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“Sherman” and “500,000 More”, The Goodhue Volunteer – July 20, 1864

Sunday, July 20th, 2014

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“Recruiting in Insurgent States” and “Doings of the Late Congress”, The Stillwater Messenger – July 19, 1864

Saturday, July 19th, 2014

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Diary entries by Matthew Marvin – July 18, 1864

Friday, July 18th, 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 July 18 he writes, “Weather A.m. very hard wind & Rain[.]”. The previous day, July 17, he explains that he, “took dinner & Tea with C Goddard[.]” Marvin and Charlie Goddard remain good friends after serving together in the 1st Minnesota Regiment.

See week’s worth of entries here: 1864-07-18_Marvin_combined

Citation: July 9 – July 20, 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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“How to Reach our Soldiers”, “Georgia Correspondence” and “The Fourth Minnesota”, The Saint Paul Press – July 17, 1864

Thursday, July 17th, 2014

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Thursday, July 17th, 2014

A gavel made of an oak fragment from the USS Merrimac, a steam frigate nearly destroyed in 1855 but repurposed by the Confederate Navy as the ironclad CSS Virginia. The CSS Virginia was used against the USS Monitor in the Battle of Hampton Roads during the Civil War.

For more information or to purchase a photograph of this item, view this gavel in our collections database.

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“The News” and Tennessee Correspondence”, The Rochester City Post – July 16, 1864

Wednesday, July 16th, 2014

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Two sketches from the Civil War journals of Elijah Edwards, chaplain of the 7th Minnesota Infantry – July 15, 1864

Tuesday, July 15th, 2014

Two sketches from the Civil War journals of Elijah Edwards, chaplain of the 7th Minnesota Infantry during the Civil War. The sketches accompany a lengthy description of the Battle of Tupelo, Mississippi.

Click here to view the whole account from July 15th,  and for more information about Edwards visit our Finding Aids.

Citation: July 15, 1864. Elijah E. Edwards Civil War journals, 1864-1865, 1906, 1910. Minnesota Historical Society . [Access restricted]

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“Rebel Raid in Maryland”, “Incident of the War” and “How Our Boys Amuse Themselves”, The St. Cloud Democrat – July 14, 2864

Monday, July 14th, 2014

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