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“The Libby Prison. Inside View of It”, The Saint Paul Pioneer and Democrat – December 9, 1864

Tuesday, December 9th, 2014

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“Interesting Letter From “Dixie”‘, The Saint Cloud Democrat – December 8, 1864

Monday, December 8th, 2014

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US Army brigadier general’s uniform frock coat

Monday, December 8th, 2014

United States Army brigadier general’s double-breasted wool flannel frock coat. It was worn during the Civil War by Brigadier General William Gates LeDuc, who served in the quartermaster’s department throughout the war. The coat has quilted cotton lining, a velvet faced collar and cuffs, brigadier general’s shoulder straps, and gilded brass General Staff buttons.

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

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“The War News”, Rochester Republican – December 7, 1864

Sunday, December 7th, 2014

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“Another Union Victory – Hood again Defeated” and “From Sherman”, The Stillwater Messenger – December 6, 1864

Saturday, December 6th, 2014

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Diary entry by Thomas Montgomery of the 7th Minnesota Regiment, Company K – December 05, 1864

Friday, December 5th, 2014

Montgomery is currently in New Orleans, Louisiana, on leave.

Up early and entered into the great city of New Orleans. Hundreds of vessels, crowd the extensive harbor, of over ten miles length. Men of war of different foreign nations anchored in the River. Any number of schooners, brigs, steam boats &c to be seen. Wandering over the city, visited Mr. Hatch 16, Satchez St. and in company with himself & his father went to Paymaster to see about money, but could not get a dollar. Went next to Provost Marshall’s Office[.] Registered my name & got my permit to remain in the city. I there met my friend Lt. W. J. Noren of the 62d. U.S.C.L. and took up my boarding & lodging where he did at 157 Barome St. Mrs. Swift went with him to the Theater and saw fine play Macbeth.


Citation: December 05, 1864. Diary entry by Thomas Montgomery, Diary, 1864. Thomas Montgomery and family papers. Minnesota Historical Society. [P2812 box 1]

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“Battle Near Nashville Imminent”, “Sherman” and “Grant”, The Saint Paul Press – December 4, 1864

Thursday, December 4th, 2014

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Diary entry by Thomas Montgomery of the 7th Minnesota Regiment, Company K – December 03, 1864

Wednesday, December 3rd, 2014

Clear & fine[.] Made an application to visit New Orleans which was approved, and received an order giving me 7 days leave. Col. Edgerton gave me his pay accounts to collect & c. Preparing for my trip to the city. Rep late.

Citation: December 03, 1864. Diary entry by Thomas Montgomery, Diary, 1864. Thomas Montgomery and family papers. Minnesota Historical Society. [P2812 box 1]

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“Sherman” and “Gen. Slocum’s Order to his Wing of the Army”, The Saint Paul Pioneer and Democrat – December 2, 1864

Tuesday, December 2nd, 2014

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“Sheridan’s Ride”, The Saint Cloud Democrat – December 1, 1864

Monday, December 1st, 2014

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