1865 August 19: 7th Minnesota Infantry Boys Home, Grand Welcome Planned at Taylor’s Falls
Following are the smaller items from The Polk County Press of August 19, 1865.
— The Enterprise brought up a party of the 7th [Minn.] regiment boys, who enlisted from Chisago County Minnesota, last Thursday evening. Many of them were sick with the ague. The boat was loaded to the guards with freight and passengers.
— Adjutant General Thomas made a speech at Elmira, N. Y., last week, in response to a serenade, in which he said Maximillian would have to get out of Mexico or we would hurry him out. The Monroe doctrine must be enforced. [Lorenzo Thomas]
— Gen. Butler has sent a letter to the convention of colored men at Alexandria, Va., in which he advises the colored men of East Virginia to do no violence, as all eyes are upon them. As to the grievances complained of by the colored men of Norfolk and Portsmouth, the General says the blacks will certainly receive all they ask, as sure as two and two make four. [Benjamin F. Butler]
— Hon. Geo. H. Pendleton, of Ohio, Democratic candidate for Vice President at the last election, had a cordial interview, in Washington, last Friday, with his antagonist on that occasion, President Johnson [Andrew Johnson].
— We have noticed on our streets many times a rather soldierly looking individual whom, on inquiry we found to be a brother of Casper Hauser and old soldier having served in different armies for the past thirty years.¹ He has fought in Asia, Egypt, Russia, Italy, Prussia, Spain and finally has served for three years in the Third Minnesota Infantry.—Taylor’s Fall Reporter.
— Jacob Thompson, rebel agent in Canada, lately abandoned his friends and associates, taking all that remained of the rebel spoils, and his fellow adventurers are avenging themselves by wishing that the United States government may catch and hang Thompson.
— R. M. T. Hunter asks to be released from Fort Pulaski, on condition that he leaves the country forever.
— The citizens of Chisago County are going to give their returned soldiers a grand welcome at Taylor’s Falls, sometime next week. All soldiers are invited to be present. Hon. L. K. STANNARD is orator of the day.
1. Gottfried Hauser (1819-1888) was a private in Company F, 3rd Minnesota Infantry, from January 1864 to June 1865. He was 43 years old when he mustered in, and was born in Switzerland. He died in June of 1888 and is buried in the Kahbakong Cemetery in Taylors Falls, Minnesota.