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Diary entry by Matthew Marvin – December 30, 1862

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

Diary entry by Matthew Marvin, Corporal in the 1st Minnesota Regiment, written from the 1st Minnesota’s camp at Stafford Hills near Falmouth, Virginia. As 1862 come to a close, Marvin continues life as usual in camp. On Tuesday the 30th he writes:

On drill once Recd Orders to have 3 days rations in haversack and 6 days in wagon[.] 60 rounds catridge[.] Wrote to Jim[.] Weather AM pleasant Pm rain[.]

Citation:  December 30-31, 1862 Diary entries by Matthew Marvin, Diary notes and memos. Matthew Marvin Papers. Minnesota Historical Society. [P2355 box 1]

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