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Diary entry by Matthew Marvin – January 31, 1863

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

Diary entry by Matthew Marvin of the 1st Minnesota Regiment, written from the 1st Minnesota’s camp at Stafford Hills near Falmouth, Virginia.  Earlier in the week Marvin writes that he “Was releaved from picket by the 15th Mass[.] on the road home I saw 3 or 4 small Birds that appeard to appreciate the spring like weather[.] arrived in camp bout noon[.] Mad[e] out an Estimate for clothing[.] had the Pay rolls signed for our pay[.] Their appers to be some reluctance in camp about signing the Roll for 2 months when their is 5 due[.] they want 4 or nothing[.]” He also notes that Joseph Hooker is in command of the army and receives a payment of $120, delivered by Major King.

On Saturday the 31st Marvin writes:

There is nothing astir in camp to day[.] Weather pleasant[.]

See preceding days of Marvin’s diary: 1863-01-31_Marvin_combined

Citation:  January 26-31, 1863 Diary entries by Matthew Marvin, Diary notes and memos. Matthew Marvin Papers. Minnesota Historical Society. [P2355 box 1]

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