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, visiting friends, and occasionally working in a friend’s store.
Arrived at the Prison[,] a dismal looking place[.] gav into Prison as rather inside the stockade[.] about 3 […] rashions rather small[.] sleep on the ground[.]
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Scotsbourrough, June 24, 1864
we left Huntsvill June 22[.] we marched that day 10 miles[.] I marched in the ranks[.] it was verry warm[.] June 23rd marched 18 miles[.] […] 24th marched 19 miles[,] verry warm[.] five men sun stroke[.] one man shot dead in our Brig by accident[.] a cassion shell burst in a cassion of the 12th Wis Battery[,] killed six men and two horses[.] it has been a verry unlucky day for ous [us][.] […] with much love