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.