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Diary entry by Matthew Marvin – September 29, 1862

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

Diary entry by Matthew Marvin, Private in the 1st Minnesota Regiment, written from a hospital at Craney Island on Chesapeake Bay in Virginia, where he is recovering from a gunshot wound.  This week, Marvin buys a pen and penholder ($.75), writes letters, watches gunboats, and takes “a dose of Fluid extract of rhubarb”.
“The boats at [Newport] News are prackticing[.] Weather warm and pleasant[.]”

Citation:  September 29, 1862 Diary entry by Matthew Marvin, Diary notes and memos. Matthew Marvin Papers. Minnesota Historical Society. [P2355 box 1]

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