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Letter from John N. Bradford, of the Fourth Minnesota Regiment, in Scottsboro, Alabama, to his wife, Libbie Bradford, telling of a difficult march and its effect on the soldiers – June 24, 1864

June 24, 2014 - 9:00am -- Anonymous (not verified)

Partial transcription of the letter:

Scotsbourrough, June 24, 1864
we left Huntsvill June 22[.] we marched that day 10 miles[.] I marched in the ranks[.] it was verry warm[.] June 23rd marched 18 miles[.] […] 24th marched 19 miles[,] verry warm[.] five men sun stroke[.] one man shot dead in our Brig by accident[.] a cassion shell burst in a cassion of the 12th Wis Battery[,] killed six men and two horses[.] it has been a verry unlucky day for ous [us][.] […] with much love

Motor Corps Coat

June 24, 2014 - 12:01am -- Anonymous (not verified)

Motor Corps Coat

“Petersburg Not Yet Taken” and “Disaster to the Ninth Regiment”, The St. Cloud Democrat – June 23, 1864

June 23, 2014 - 9:00am -- Anonymous (not verified)

Sample Card of Beads

June 23, 2014 - 12:01am -- Anonymous (not verified)

Sample Card of Beads

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[.]


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