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1863 December 5: How Wisconsin Regiments Voted, Including Using a Boot for the Ballot Box

The following articles are from The Polk County Press, December 5, 1863.  For reference, the 2nd Wisconsin Cavalry included the Saint Croix Rangers (Company D); the Saint Croix Rifles were Company F of the 1st Wisconsin Infantry; the 4th Wisconsin Cavalry included the Hudson City Guards (Company G); and the 10th Battery of Wisconsin Light Artillery was composed of mostly northwest Wisconsin men. 381 more words

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1863 July 11: Polk County Has Raised Its Quota of Volunteers

There was so much big news published on July 11, 1863, in The Polk County News and The Prescott Journal that it is surprising how many smaller items there still were. 651 more words

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1863 June 23: "Over the Parapet boys, over the parapet and give it to ’em"

Jerry Flint was in Company G of the 4th Wisconsin Infantry.  Company G was “stuck” on artillery duty, so did not participate in the action at Port Hudson that Jerry describes here.  1,077 more words

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1863 June 14: "Our Regiment is horribly cut up, we lost our Colonel and most of the line Officers"

Frank D. Harding at this point was still with Company G of the 4th Wisconsin Infantry.  The majority of the letter discusses battles related to the Siege of Port Hudson.  698 more words

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1863 January 18: "I say curse such men"

Jerry Flint, with the 4th Wisconsin Infantry in Louisiana, has a lot to say in this letter about past experiences, what’s happening currently around him, and what he expects in the near future.  1,280 more words

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1863 January 12: "Holly Springs will be known hereafter only in History.—It is in ruins"

The original letter is in the Edwin D. Levings Papers (River Falls Mss BO), in the University Archives and Area Research Center at the University of Wisconsin-River Falls. 1,453 more words

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1862 December 26: We "are bound to have a big fight at Port Hudson"

The day after Christmas Jerry Flint writes to his brother Phineas in River Falls.  As he says at the end, he wrote this “in an ugly shape,” by which he means his handwriting is worse than usual!  845 more words

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