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Diary entries by Matthew Marvin – May 30, 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. He is currently home on furlough, and on May 30 he writes, “This A.m. Matt [Hilt] waked me up with […] in his hand containing an eye opener[.] had a train this A.m. [J…] is a Brick [rare][.] he came down with his wagon & I rode with him[.] Invited to go to Crete on a visit tomorrow E. R. & Jim[.] Weather pleasant[.]” When Marvin was last at the hospital, he again inquired about his discharge and received no answer. In a combined entry of May 22-23 he wrote, “Why the Dr. should keep men in the hospital ten fifteen & twenty months & [over] & they yet unfit for duty & wont or don’t discharge them[.] […] the boys have aske or […] about their discharge but go no satis faction from the surgeons[.] I think the Dr are afraid[.] Will look to see what is the matter[.]”.

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See entire week’s entries here: 1864-05-30_Marvin_combined

Citation: May 18 – June 2, 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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