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Diary entry by Matthew Marvin – October 1, 1864

Wednesday, October 1st, 2014

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. On October 1 he writes, “Was out Hunting[,] shot at some Ducks several times but did not even hit them[.] Shot 4 squirrels[,] got three[.] the other was spirieted away or I could find only blood and hair[.] Weather pleasant[.] Brother Add is pretty sick[.]”

See the entire week’s worth of entries here: 1864-10-01_Marvin_combined

Citation: September 27 – October 4, 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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“Letters from Minnesota Regiments in the Field” and “Gen. Philip H. Sheridan”, The Saint Paul Pioneer and Democrat – September 30, 1864

Tuesday, September 30th, 2014

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“The Rebels North, and South”, “From the Shenandoah Valley” and “McClellan Responsible”, The Wabasha County Herald – September 29, 1864

Monday, September 29th, 2014

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“Patriotism of Minnesota”, Weary of the War”, and “Atlanta, Ga.”, The Rochester Republican – September 28, 1864

Sunday, September 28th, 2014

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Diary entry by Nathan Palmeter – September 27, 1864

Saturday, September 27th, 2014

Entry in the diary of James Woodbury, 9th Regiment, Co C., by Nathan Palmeter, also of the 9th Regiment, Co C., who is a captive at Andersonville Prison in Georgia and has taken over the diary since the death of James Woodbury. On September 27 he writes, “not so cold this morning as before[.] cook a cup of rice for Breakfast[.] was king at the well to day[.] two meals is all to day[.] Beans for supper[.]”


Citation:  September 27, James Woodbury Diary, May – October 1864. Diary and miscellaneous letters and papers, 1862-1908. Minnesota Historical Society. [P1091]

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Diary entry by Thomas Montgomery of the 7th Minnesota Regiment, Company K – September 26, 1864

Friday, September 26th, 2014

Cool morning[.] Clear and pleasant[.] On duty as Regimental Officer of theDay. Shortened my tent, shut it up in the end, and made it much more comfortable[.] Recd. 3 letters[,] one from mother & Bros, one from Lt Talbot, & one from Miss Talbot. Glad to get them[.] Recd. [comy.] clothing from Port Hudson by Capt Whitford[.]

Citation: September 26, 1864. Diary entry by Thomas Montgomery, Diary, 1864. Thomas Montgomery and family papers. Minnesota Historical Society. [P2812 box 1]

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“The Sixth Regiment” and “What Grant is Waiting For”, The Saint Paul Press – September 25, 1864

Thursday, September 25th, 2014

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Diary entry by Matthew Marvin – September 24, 1864

Wednesday, September 24th, 2014

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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“The Latest By Telegraph”, “From Washington”, and “The Prisoners at Andersonville”, The Saint Paul Pioneer and Democrat – September 23, 1864

Tuesday, September 23rd, 2014

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1st MN

Tuesday, September 23rd, 2014

A photograph of the officers and field staff from the 1st Minnesota Volunteers standing outside the commandant’s quarters at Fort Snelling in May of 1861.

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