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Diary entries by Matthew Marvin – April 25, 1864

Filed under: Civil War Daybook — Lori Williamson @ 9:58 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. On April 25 he writes, “Buried myself Reading & playing chess & chequors[.] Though the weather is very unpleasant the shiping is very [...ry] good passtime to look at them & think of them[.] Weather cold Rain[.]”

Marvin recently had his photograph taken, and has been including copies with the letters he has been sending, including the letter he sent to Charles Goddard of the 1st Minnesota on April 11, 1864.

See week’s worth of entries here: 1864-04-25_Marvin_combined

Citation: March 31-April 27, 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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