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9th Minnesota Infantry Pass for Colonel Alexander Wilkin – June 22, 1864

June 22, 2014 - 9:00am -- Anonymous (not verified)

Rectangular paper pass reads, in part, “HEAD-QUARTERS DISTRICT OF MEMPHIS, / Memphis, Tenn, 22 June 1864. / Patrols will pass Col Wilkin / 9″ Minn Infty / through the city for three (3) days. / By Order of Brig. Gen’l R. P. BUCKLAND.”  Colonel Alexander Wilkin was killed the following month in the Battle of Tupelo, Mississippi.  Wilkin was the highest ranking officer from Minnesota to die in the war.

Letter from Thomas Christie, near Kennesaw Mountain, Georgia, to his father, James Christie, telling of their current position and the difficulties of not getting enough food – June 21, 1864

June 21, 2014 - 9:00am -- Anonymous (not verified)

Partial transcription of the letter:

Minnesota Antiquarian Bookfair This Weekend!

June 20, 2014 - 10:58am -- Anonymous (not verified)

Diary entry by Thomas Montgomery of the 7th Minnesota Regiment, Company K, written en route to Memphis, Tennessee – June 20, 1864

June 20, 2014 - 9:00am -- Anonymous (not verified)

Clear and very warm[.] Marched along the River all forenoon[.] Excessively warm[.] Some men Sunstruck, Great numbers gave out & threw away their clothes &c,[.] Camped for the night in Sight of [M…e][.] Passed a very rich and beautiful Country, with nice houses Shade trees[…][.] Boys picked up chickens, pigs, eggs, milk, &c[.]

Bomb Targets

June 20, 2014 - 12:01am -- Anonymous (not verified)

Bomb Targets

Diary entry by James N. Woodbury, 9th Regiment, Co C., who has been captured by Rebels and transported to Andersonville Prison, Georgia – June 19, 1864

June 19, 2014 - 3:45pm -- Anonymous (not verified)

Took the cars for the prison camp and arrived at camp a bout two o clock[.] rained a bout half of the time[.] slept on the ground with out any blankets[.]

Sock It To Me T-shirt

June 19, 2014 - 12:01am -- Anonymous (not verified)

Sock It To Me T-shirt

“The Sixth Regiment”, “Examination of Conscripts” and “News of Our Own State”, The Rochester City Post – June 18, 1864

June 18, 2014 - 9:00am -- Anonymous (not verified)

Tackle Box

June 18, 2014 - 12:01am -- Anonymous (not verified)

Tackle Box

Letter from James Madison Bowler, then in Little Rock,, Arkansas, to his wife, Elizabeth, outlining his various duties – June 17, 1864

June 17, 2014 - 9:00am -- Anonymous (not verified)

Partial transcription of the letter:


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