Diary entry by Matthew Marvin, Corporal in the 1st Minnesota Regiment, written from the 1st Minnesota’s camp at Stafford Hills near Falmouth, Virginia. This week Marvin observes that “Christmas is very dull in camp”. Throughout the week, he makes out muster rolls, writes letters, and hears a rumor that the Regiment will be sent to Washington.
On Monday the 29th he writes:
Took an inventory of the company property[.] Was on drill once[;] the company drilled twice[.] Weather pleasant[.]
Citation: December 24-29, 1862 Diary entries by Matthew Marvin, Diary notes and memos. Matthew Marvin Papers. Minnesota Historical Society. [P2355 box 1]