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Diary entries by Matthew Marvin – December 28, 1863

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

Diary entries by Matthew Marvin, Corporal in the 1st Minnesota Regiment who was wounded at Gettysburg and is convalescing at the US Marine Hospital in Chicago, Illinois. Marvin has had a tough week. On December 22nd, a fellow soldier jumped to his death from the third story of the hospital. Two days later Marvin receives “a Box from home with Christmas goodies”, but on the holiday itself he writes “Aside from haveing a tip top Christmas Dinner the day has been long & wearysome”.

After Christmas, winter weather and long, lonesome days take hold. On December 28, Marvin simply writes: “Weather Snow”.

Citation:  December 21-28, 1863 Diary entries by Matthew Marvin, Diary notes and memos. Matthew Marvin Papers. Minnesota Historical Society. [P2355 box 1]

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