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Letter from James Madison Bowler, stationed in Little Rock, Arkansas, to his wife, Elizabeth, describing his living quarters and the activities of the African-American troops – July 10, 1864

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Letter from James Madison Bowler, then stationed in Little Rock, Arkansas, to his wife, Elizabeth, describing his living quarters in camp and the activities of the African American troops.
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Beaded Jacket

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“The News”, “War Department” and “The Third Draft”, The Rochester City Post – July 9, 1864

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Barn

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“The Second Minnesota. List of Casualties in Their Recent Engagement”, “Letter from the Seventh Regiment” and “The Draft”, Saint Paul Pioneer and Democrat – July 8, 1864

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Vikings Football

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“President Lincoln’s Letter of Acceptance”, The St. Cloud Democrat – July 7, 1864

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First Nursing Class

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“Fifth Minnesota Veterans” and “Telegraphic News”, The Goodhue Volunteer – July 6, 1864

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Diary entry by Matthew Marvin – July 5, 1864

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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, visiting friends, and occasionally working in a friend’s store.

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