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First Minnesota Light Artillery- Civil War : Newspapers

Suggested Newspapers & Dates


  • Belle Plaine: Scott County Journal
  • Chaska: Valley Herald
  • Faribault: Central Republican
  • Hastings: Independent
  • Mankato: Independent
  • New Ulm: Pioneer
  • New Ulm: Post
  • Saint Anthony Falls: Minnesota State News
  • Saint Paul: Pioneer and Democrat
  • Saint Paul: Pioneer Press
  • Taylors Falls: Reporter
  • Winona: Republican

Useful dates to look for newspaper articles:
When recrutiment began: around September 1861 

Important battles:

  • Shiloh: April 6, 1862
  • Corinth: October 6, 1862 
  • Vicksburg: June-July 1863 
  • Atlanta Campaign: June-July, 1864

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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.   

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