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September 24, 2014

Diary entry by Matthew Marvin – September 24, 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 has been discharged, and is now home at his family’s farm in St. Charles, Illinois where he spends his time helping his family and visiting friends. Currently, Marvin is visiting friends in Iowa, and on September 24 he writes, “Weather pleasant”. On September 22 he wrote, “Went with Add to Allden [Alden, IA] for a load of Lumber[.] It is very pretty for a new town[,] is rather scatterd[.] Population about 500, has a Saw mill & [Grist] Mill […] Hatells is situated on the Iowa River & is 6 miles above Iowa Falls[.] Weather pleasant[.]”

See week’s worth of entries here: 1864-09-24_Marvin_combined

Citation: September 15 – 26, 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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