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 July 18 he writes, “Weather A.m. very hard wind & Rain[.]”. The previous day, July 17, he explains that he, “took dinner & Tea with C Goddard[.]” Marvin and Charlie Goddard remain good friends after serving together in the 1st Minnesota Regiment.
See week’s worth of entries here: 1864-07-18_Marvin_combined
Citation: July 9 – July 20, 1864 Diary entries by Matthew Marvin, Diary, January 1- December 31, 1864. Volume 3. Matthew Marvin Papers. Minnesota Historical Society. [P2355 box 1]
A gavel made of an oak fragment from the USS Merrimac, a steam frigate nearly destroyed in 1855 but repurposed by the Confederate Navy as the ironclad CSS Virginia. The CSS Virginia was used against the USS Monitor in the Battle of Hampton Roads during the Civil War.
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Two sketches from the Civil War journals of Elijah Edwards, chaplain of the 7th Minnesota Infantry – July 15, 1864Tuesday, July 15th, 2014
Two sketches from the Civil War journals of Elijah Edwards, chaplain of the 7th Minnesota Infantry during the Civil War. The sketches accompany a lengthy description of the Battle of Tupelo, Mississippi.
Citation: July 15, 1864. Elijah E. Edwards Civil War journals, 1864-1865, 1906, 1910. Minnesota Historical Society . [Access restricted]