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Diary entries by Matthew Marvin – March 28, 1864

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. Marvin is convalescing at the United States Marine Hospital in Chicago, Illinois. From March 25 through the 28 Marvin has been writing conclusions in the blank spaces of his diary. On March 28 he writes: “Weather Lowery snow & Rain[.] {No. 4} Conclusions[.] Reading in the Morning papers containing conflicting statements & asertions that I know to be false[.] The memory seems to be over charged[.] I will stop reading them so mutch & watch for the result of the conclusion[.] Will agrue the point with some one for fun[.] MaM[.]” Marvin has frequently been taking day trips away from the hospital, possibly indicating improvements to his health. On March 16 he wrote: “Walter Scott & I went to call Woods Museum[*] whare we wer well pleased with the adventure[.]  the Zoalaugdon […] come wondermont[.] it was 90 ft long[.] there was a great variety of Birds[,] Snakes[,] Fish[,] Animals[,] Emiges [images] from Egypt[,] Indian relicks sume from late battle fields[.] Weather pleasant[.]”

*See here for more information about Col. J. H. Wood’s museum, and its famous “Zeuglodon” whale.

See week’s worth of entries: 1864-03-28_Marvin_combined

Citation:  March 15-March 30, 1864 Diary entries by Matthew Marvin, Diary, January 1- December 31, 1864. Volume 3. Matthew Marvin Papers. Minnesota Historical Society. [P2355 box 1]

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