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Meanwhile, Confederate JCT OF MN #24 & MKR CrY street was now being threatened Lieutenant General James Long- e-mail nanasattic@meltel.n from the rear by fast-approaching street s Confederates continued PHONE 320-282-8906 Federal troops intent on breaking the march to Greeneville, Tenn. the siege of Knoxville. Elsewhere, a skirmish took o',ff__rds._b,lc:..mono Confederate General Braxton place on the Cheat River in West they remained for garrison duty Volunteer Infantry - On duty at Bridgeport and Huntsville, Ala., until June Volunteer Infantry - On duty in La Grange, & Bragg turned over command of Virginia and the monitor Wee- Charleston Railroad and scout OPENING: Monday, December 9 CLOSING: Wed., December 18 & Thurs., December19 PREVIEW: MondayFriday:SAM - 5PM LOADOUT: Monday-Friday, 8AM, 5PM, beginning Dec. 20. Complete Loading Details Online at CNH financing available at customer qualified rates on all auction units pending customer credit approval. 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MN - Pandv 507.387.5515 ;] I I l] i', Willmar, MN - Jason 320.235.4898 ...... 5 Kimball, MN - Eric 320.398.3800 St. Martin, MN - Sharelle 320.548.3285 j or for more information contact Eric Gabrielson at Steffes Auctioneers. 320.593.937] the Army of Tennessee to Lieu- tenant General William J. Hardee at Dalton, Ga. Many of Bragg's senior officers were glad to see him go. Although the Confeder- ates were losing a fine discipli- narian and dedicated soldier, he was also a man under whom few could operate successfully. Thursday, Dec. 3, 1863 From Knoxville, Tenn., Con- federate Lieutenant General James Longstreet began moving his army east and north towards Greeneville, where he took up winter quarters at a position that enabled him to move either to Virginia and General Robert E. Lee's Army of Northern Virginia, or to take offensive action in the West. The withdrawal marked the end of the full campaign in Ten- nessee, which was a full-scale Federal victory. Friday, Dec. 4,1863 As Confederate Lieutenant General James Longstreet pulled out of Knoxville because of pres- sure from Federal reinforce- ments, he retreated eastward in Tennessee where skirmish- ing erupted near Kingston and Loudon. Skirmishing occurred at Niobrara, Nebraska Territory; Meadow Bluff, W.V.; La Fayette, Tenn.; and at Ripley, Miss. At Charleston Harbor, S.C., seven days of bombardment ended after 1,307 artillery rounds were fired at Fort Sumter by Fed- eral forces. Confederate general Nathan Bedford Fattest was promoted to the rank of Major General. Saturday, Dec. 5,1863 Fighting took place at Walker's Ford on the Clinch River in Ten- nessee, as Confederate Lieuten- ant General James Longstreet's army continued towards Green- eville. Other action occurred at Murrell's Inlet, S.C.; Raccoon Ford, Va.; and Crab Gap, Tenn. Only 61 artillery shells were fired in Charleston Harbor after hawken sank at her anchor- age near Morris Island, Charles- ton Harbor, S.C., because of an imperfect design. Confederate President Jefferson Davis consid- ered sending General Robert E. Lee to Dalton, Ga., to help reorga- nize the Army of Tennessee. Monday, Dec. 7, 1863 In Washington, the first ses- sion of the 38th Congress con- vened, and in Richmond, the fourth session of the first Confed- erate Congress. Fighting was con- fined to Rutledge and Eagleville, Tenn., along with Independence, Miss. The 1st Minnesota Cavalry "Mounted Rangers" were for- mally mustered out of Federal service today, making them the first Minnesota troops to do so. Tuesday, Dec. 8,1863 President Abraham Lin- coln issued his Proclamation of Amnesty and Reconstruction and issued his annual message to Congress, which was read to both houses the next day. In Richmond, Confederate President Jefferson Davis, appre- hensive over the military situa- tion, asked General Robert E. Lee to visit with him. In the Confederate Congress, Representative Henry S. Foote of Mississippi bitterly criticized Davis's military and civil policies. John C. Braine, leading a group of Confederate sympathizers, seized the Northern merchant steamer Chesapeake off of Cape Cod. Where Minnesota Regiments were the week of Dec. 2-8,1863 1st Minnesota Volunteer Infan- try- In camp in Stevensburg, Va., until Feb. 5, 1864. 2nd Minnesota Volunteer Infantry - On duty in the Ring- gold, Ga., area until December 29, 1863. 3rd Minnesota Volunteer Infantry - Participated in the capture of Little Rock, Ark., where after Confederate Major General Nathan Bedford Forrest. 6th Minnesota Volunteer Infantry - On garrison duty in Minnesota until June 9, 1864. 7th Minnesota Volunteer Infantry -On duty in St. Louis, Mo., until April 20, 1864. 8th Minnesota Volunteer Infantry - On garrison duty in Minnesota until May 24, 1864. 9th Minnesota Volunteer Infantry - Moved to Jefferson City, Mo., for duty guarding rail- road from Kansas Line to near St. Louis. Stationed at Rolla, Jef- ferson City, LaMine Bridge, War- rensburg, Independence, Knob Noster, Kansas City, Waynesville and Franklin with headquarters in Jefferson City until April 14, 1864, and at Rolla from April 14 - May 1864. 10th Minnesota Volunteer Infantry - On garrison duty and provost duty at Jefferson Bar- racks, Mo., until April 21, 1864. 1st Regiment Minnesota Cav- alry "Mounted Rangers" - Mus- tered out of Federal service effec- tive Dec. 7, 1863. Brackett's Battalion of Min- nesota Cavalry - On duty along the Tennessee River from Hunts- ville to Bellefonte, Ala., until Jan. 7, 1864. Hatch's Independent Battal- ion of Cavalry - Companies A, B, C and D on duty at Pembina until May 5, 1864. 1st Minnesota Light Artillery Battery - On duty at Vicksburg, Miss., until April 4, 1864. 2nd Independent Battery, Min- nesota Light Artillery - On duty near Rossville, Ga., until March 21, 1864. 3rd Battery, Minnesota Light Artillery- Four sections on duty at Pembina, Fort Ripley, Fort Ridgely and Fort Snelling until June 5, 1864. 2rid United States Sharpshoot- ers, Company A - In camp in Vir- ginia until May 4, 1864. Breakfast Club: Minnesotans in the Civil War Wednesday, Dec. 11 Breakfast Club is at 9 a.m. section's history in the post-Civil Join us for Breakfast Club with Dr. Betsy Glade, St. Cloud State University, who will present Min- nesotans in the Civil War. Resi- dents of Minnesota had a unique experience in the 1860s. Theyvol- unteered to serve their nation in putting down the rebellion by 11 southernstates. Theyalso engaged in an internal struggle against their neighbors, the Dakota. Dr. Glade will explore the experi- ence of various populations in the state, as well as of soldiers serving elsewhere during this period. Wednesday, Dec. 11, with Dr. Betsy Glade. This event is free to members, non-members $5. About the presenter: Dr. Betsy Glade is the Chair of the History Department at St. Cloud State University. She earned her BA, MA, and Ph.D. in history a, be University of Colorado at Boul- der. She studied political, social, and women's history. Her disser- tation, Private Lives and Public Myths: The Bagbys of Virginia, examined the way individuals contributed to the 'reconstruc- tion' of their lives and of their War era. Founded in 1936, the Stearns History Museum has focused on collecting, preserving and inter- preting the history of the region for 77 years. The mission of the non-profit 501 (c)(3) organization is to "engage people in the explo- ration of the County's diverse heritage by providing connec- tions to the past, perspectives on the present, and inspiration for the future." The Stearns History Museum is nationally accred- ited by the American Alliance of Museums.