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Andersonville Prison-Civil War: Newspapers

Suggested Newspapers & Dates

Useful dates to look for newspaper articles about Andersonville Prison:

  • February, 1864: Andersonville Prison opened
  • May, 1865: Andersonville Prison liberated
  • November 10, 1865: Captain Wirz hanged

Useful newspapers to search:

  • Saint Paul: The Saint Paul Pioneer and Democrat
  • Saint Paul:  The Saint Paul Press
  • Austin: The Austin Minnesota Courier
  • Winona: The Winona Republican


Search for Newspapers


Newsboy distributing January 1937 Minneapolis Journal.

The Minnesota Historical Society holds the world's largest collection of Minnesota newspapers, with dates ranging from 1849 to the present day.

Past issues of most newspaper titles are available on microfilm in the MNHS library, but there is also digital access to select newspapers

Use the links to the left to search for newspapers available at MNHS and to search within digitized newspaper collections.   

Gale Family Library • Minnesota Historical Society • 345 W. Kellogg Blvd., St. Paul, MN 55102-1906 • 651-259-3300
Currently open by appointment only.