Memoirs and Reminiscences

After the war many people wrote of their wartime experiences, and these memoirs became very popular. Many of these recalled the challenges of serving in the Union army, and all remembered the war as an important event in the authors’ lives. Click the link below and the items on the right-hand side to see ways in which people remembered the war in print.



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General Judson Wade Bishop


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"Mrs. Van Cleve's Memories", The Saint Paul Globe, December 13, 1899


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Soldiers Memorial


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"Around the Lamp Fire - Soldier Reminiscences", Willmar Tribune, February 22, 1905


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