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Image of Officer’s Quarters, Fair Oaks, and entry from Mathew Marvin’s Diary – July 28, 1862

Filed under: Civil War Daybook — Lori Williamson @ 9:00 am

This depiction of the fort built around the officers’ quarters in the camp of the 1st Minnesota Regiment near Fair Oaks was published in Frank Leslie’s Illustrated Newspaper. The regiment camped near Fair Oaks throughout June, 1862, following the June 1 battle there. By July the regiment had fought the Battles of Savage Station and White Oak Swamp and then moved to a camp at Harrison’s Landing for the rest of the month.

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Citation:
Title: The War in Virginia-Fort Built Round the Officers’ Quarters, Quarters of the 1st Minnesota Regiment, Col. Sully, Near Fair Oaks. Location no. E425.11 p92

Transcription of a diary entry by Matthew Marvin, Private in the 1st Minnesota Regiment:
“Was on drill twice and on dress parade[.] Weather warm.”


Citation: July 14, 1862 Diary entry by Matthew Marvin, Diary notes and memos. Matthew Marvin Papers. Minnesota Historical Society.

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