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Farmer, banker, and Union Cavalry officer of Caledonia, Minnesota. Collection includes correspondence, diaries, writings, legal documents, printed material, record books, scrapbooks, and photographs, chiefly relating to Marshall's military service with Brackett's Battalion, Minnesota Cavalry, in Kentucky, Tennessee, and Alabama (1862-1864) and on the Northwest Indian expedition (1864-1865). Diaries include comments on his immigration from Brockton, MA to Minnesota in 1853, and on secessionist spirit in Texas, 1859-1860. Letters from his sister reflect impact of immigrants on Brockton, 1890-1910. Includes material documenting aspects of the Dakota Territory in the 1860s; Plains Indians; Red River carts; the impact of the Civil War on southern unionists, middle Tennessee, and African Americans; religion; education; the status of women; towns in southeastern New England, upper Middle West, Tennessee, and Mississippi River Valley; and Ignatius Donnelly, Horace Mann, and William T. Sherman.

The papers of Eugene Marshall (1832-1919) span 1847-1962 and consist primarily of diaries kept by Marshall during his military service in the Civil and Sioux Wars and correspondence exchanged with his sister, Olive (Mrs. Frederick Trow). The collection is divided into the following series: the Diaries (1851-1895); Correspondence and other documents (1847-1918; 1958-1962); Writings, both printed and manuscript, including poetry, speeches, newspaper articles, and letters to the editor (1863-1918 and undated); Genealogy of Marshall and related families; Volumes and Scrapbooks (1858-1908); Photographs (1858-1913 and undated); and a small folder of miscellaneous material. There is also an oversize folder in the collection, which contains a certificate attesting to Marshall's membership in the Minnesota chapter of the Sons of the American Revolution. The collection also includes one of the Indian arrows that wounded Marshall during the campaign of 1864.

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William Gustavus Metzerott papers, 1838-1889 3 Linear Feet — 6 boxes; 1,000 items

This collection contains business and personal papers, correspondence, and photographs of Metzerott who operated under the firm name, W.G. Metzerott & Co. Some material is in French, but most is in English or German. Metzerott writes to his wife in English. Also included are his will, passport, and information about the drive to establish the Garfield Memorial Hospital, headed by Gen. Sherman. Metzerott was on the board.

Collection contains business and personal papers, correspondence, and photographs of Metzerott who operated under the firm name, W.G. Metzerott & Co. Some material is in French, but most is in English or German. Metzerott writes to his wife in English. Also included are his will, passport, and information about the drive to establish the Garfield Memorial Hospital, headed by Gen. Sherman. Metzerott was on the board.