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First Minnesota Volunteer Infantry-Civil War: 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.   


Suggested Newspapers & Dates

Useful dates to look for newspaper articles about the Minnesota First Volunteer Regiment:

  • around April 1861 when the regiment was formed
  • Bull Run, July 21, 1861
  • Peninsula Campaign, March-July, 1862
  • Antietam, September 17, 1862
  • Fredericksburg, December 11–15, 1862
  • Gettysburg, July 1-3, 1863.

Useful newspapers to search:

  • Faribault: Central Republican
  • Faribault: Northern Statesman and Western Farmer
  • Hastings: Independent
  • Minneapolis: State Atlas
  • Red Wing: Goodhue County Republican
  • Red Wing: Goodhue Volunteer
  • Saint Anthony Falls: Minnesota State News
  • Saint Paul: Pioneer and Democrat
  • Saint Paul: Daily Press
  • Stillwater: Messenger
  • Wabasha: Wabasha County Herald
  • Winona: Republican

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