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“Soda Fountain Scene”

March 28, 2014 - 9:30am -- Anonymous (not verified)

“Soda Fountain Scene”

Diary entries by Matthew Marvin – March 28, 1864

March 28, 2014 - 9:00am -- Anonymous (not verified)

Diary entries by Matthew Marvin, Corporal in the 1st Minnesota Regiment who was wounded at Gettysburg. Marvin is convalescing at the United States Marine Hospital in Chicago, Illinois. From March 25 through the 28 Marvin has been writing conclusions in the blank spaces of his diary. On March 28 he writes: “Weather Lowery snow & Rain[.] {No.

American Indian Collections Outreach

March 27, 2014 - 12:25pm -- Anonymous (not verified)

Our very own Ben Gessner, Associate for American Indian and Fine Arts Collections, is the featured member on Connecting to Collections. He shares details about his work with American Indian material culture and the importance of working with the community. The full interview is great and can be read on the Connecting to Collections web site.

Fiddle-Bow Bill postcard

March 27, 2014 - 9:30am -- Anonymous (not verified)

Fiddle-Bow Bill postcard

“Plots to Assassinate or Kidnap President Lincoln,” and “The Spring Campaign,” Saint Paul Daily Press – March 27, 1864

March 27, 2014 - 9:00am -- Anonymous (not verified)

Mug used by Ann Bancroft

March 26, 2014 - 9:30am -- Anonymous (not verified)

Mug used by Ann Bancroft

“The President’s Proclamation: The Draft to Take Place in April,” “State Military Items,” and “News of Our Own State,” Rochester City Post – March 26, 1864

March 26, 2014 - 9:00am -- Anonymous (not verified)

Letter from Thomas Christie to his father regarding efforts to save a bridge – March 25, 1864

March 25, 2014 - 3:39pm -- Anonymous (not verified)

Letter from Thomas Christie, at Big Black River Bridge, to his father, James, telling of the Rebel attempts to destroy the Union’s pontoon bridge and the Union efforts to save it.
Partial transcription of the letter:

Dual-barreled .40 caliber rifle

March 25, 2014 - 9:30am -- Anonymous (not verified)

Dual-barreled .40 caliber rifle

Minnesota Model A sewing machine

March 24, 2014 - 9:30am -- Anonymous (not verified)

Minnesota Model A sewing machine

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