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157 years ago, a Hoosier from Monroe County began a diary that he would keep almost daily as he fought for the Union in the Civil War.

Follow along as we publish entries in real-time on the day they were written.

Meet Peter Thomas Matthews

Peter Thomas Matthews was the oldest of 12 children. He was born in Surrey, England and moved with his parents and siblings to the United States in 1849, when he was 8 years old. 

His father, John Matthews, founded a successful quarry business in Ellettsville with his sons. Peter worked in the quarries both before and after the Civil War. 

Peter was 20 years old when he enlisted in the army and served as a drummer in the 19th Indiana Regimental Band. 

The Diary

Matthews' diary was donated to the Monroe County History Center in early 2018. 

Diary entries provided by the Monroe County History Center. Special thanks to Clay Stuckey for his extensive research on the Matthews family. 

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May 30, 2019

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Civil War Diary: 'We Had A Very Heavy Rain Which Gave Us A Dunken'

On this day in 1862, Peter Thomas Matthews wrote in his diary while serving in the 19th Indiana Regimental Band in the Union Army during the Civil War.

May 29, 2019

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Civil War Diary: 'Best Treat A Soldier Has On A Dusty Hot Road'

On this day in 1862, Peter Thomas Matthews wrote in his diary while serving in the 19th Indiana Regimental Band in the Union Army during the Civil War.

May 28, 2019

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Civil War Diary: 'Good Rehearsal In The Ceader Grove Every Day Since We Ave Been In This Camp'

On this day in 1862, Peter Thomas Matthews wrote in his diary while serving in the 19th Indiana Regimental Band in the Union Army during the Civil War.

May 27, 2019

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Civil War Diary: 'All The Band And Officers Got Drunk I Had To Lead One Home'

On this day in 1862, Peter Thomas Matthews wrote in his diary while serving in the 19th Indiana Regimental Band in the Union Army during the Civil War.

May 25, 2019

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Civil War Diary: 'There Was An Awful Explodesion In Fredericksburg'

On this day in 1862, Peter Thomas Matthews wrote in his diary while serving in the 19th Indiana Regimental Band in the Union Army during the Civil War.

May 24, 2019

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Civil War Diary: 'Earl Come Back About 10 O Clock P.M. Brought The Instruments'

On this day in 1862, Peter Thomas Matthews wrote in his diary while serving in the 19th Indiana Regimental Band in the Union Army during the Civil War.

May 23, 2019

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Civil War Diary: 'President Lincoln's Secretary Stantion And Several Forien Renouns Came Here To Day'

On this day in 1862, Peter Thomas Matthews wrote in his diary while serving in the 19th Indiana Regimental Band in the Union Army during the Civil War.

May 22, 2019

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Civil War Diary: 'How Such Men Engaged In Such A Cause As Thers Can Succeed I Cant Conceive'

On this day in 1862, Peter Thomas Matthews wrote in his diary while serving in the 19th Indiana Regimental Band in the Union Army during the Civil War.

May 20, 2019

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Civil War Diary: 'Cloudy All Day'

On this day in 1862, Peter Thomas Matthews wrote in his diary while serving in the 19th Indiana Regimental Band in the Union Army during the Civil War.

May 19, 2019

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Civil War Diary: 'Some Of The Boys Went Over To Fredericksburg To Day'

On this day in 1862, Peter Thomas Matthews wrote in his diary while serving in the 19th Indiana Regimental Band in the Union Army during the Civil War.

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May 17, 2019

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Civil War Diary: 'Very Warm To Day Took A Swim'

On this day in 1862, Peter Thomas Matthews wrote in his diary while serving in the 19th Indiana Regimental Band in the Union Army during the Civil War.

May 16, 2019

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Civil War Diary: 'To Day We Swam Horses In The River'

On this day in 1862, Peter Thomas Matthews wrote in his diary while serving in the 19th Indiana Regimental Band in the Union Army during the Civil War.

May 15, 2019

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Civil War Diary: 'Disagreeable On Account Of The Rain'

On this day in 1862, Peter Thomas Matthews wrote in his diary while serving in the 19th Indiana Regimental Band in the Union Army during the Civil War.

May 13, 2019

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Civil War Diary: 'To Night The Sheep Skin String Band Furnishes The Music'

On this day in 1862, Peter Thomas Matthews wrote in his diary while serving in the 19th Indiana Regimental Band in the Union Army during the Civil War.

May 12, 2019

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Civil War Diary: 'Blowses Ther Add Materially To The Regt. Looks'

On this day in 1862, Peter Thomas Matthews wrote in his diary while serving in the 19th Indiana Regimental Band in the Union Army during the Civil War.

May 11, 2019

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Civil War Diary: 'We Took Thirteen Prisoners And A Commissioned Officer This Evening'

On this day in 1862, Peter Thomas Matthews wrote in his diary while serving in the 19th Indiana Regimental Band in the Union Army during the Civil War.

May 10, 2019

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Civil War Diary: 'Marched To The Canal Boat Bridge And Incamped On The East Side Of The River'

On this day in 1862, Peter Thomas Matthews wrote in his diary while serving in the 19th Indiana Regimental Band in the Union Army during the Civil War.

May 9, 2019

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Civil War Diary: 'Our Boys Ave Got The Pipe Feaver Are Makeing Them Out Of Local Wood'

On this day in 1862, Peter Thomas Matthews wrote in his diary while serving in the 19th Indiana Regimental Band in the Union Army during the Civil War.

May 8, 2019

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Civil War Diary: 'A News Paper Reporter Sais He Never Heard Better Music Than We Played'

On this day in 1862, Peter Thomas Matthews wrote in his diary while serving in the 19th Indiana Regimental Band in the Union Army during the Civil War.

May 6, 2019

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Civil War Diary: 'We Playd Well And Were Complimented'

On this day in 1862, Peter Thomas Matthews wrote in his diary while serving in the 19th Indiana Regimental Band in the Union Army during the Civil War.

May 5, 2019

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Civil War Diary: 'Nothing Of Interest But Talking The Evacuation Of Yorktown'

On this day in 1862, Peter Thomas Matthews wrote in his diary while serving in the 19th Indiana Regimental Band in the Union Army during the Civil War.

May 4, 2019

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Civil War Diary: 'A Bridge Of Canal Boats Have Been Put Across By Our Forces'

On this day in 1862, Peter Thomas Matthews wrote in his diary while serving in the 19th Indiana Regimental Band in the Union Army during the Civil War.

May 3, 2019

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Civil War Diary: 'A Beautiful Day Took A Bath In Creek'

On this day in 1862, Peter Thomas Matthews wrote in his diary while serving in the 19th Indiana Regimental Band in the Union Army during the Civil War.

May 2, 2019

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Civil War Diary: 'Our Drum Being Broken We Could Not Play'

On this day in 1862, Peter Thomas Matthews wrote in his diary while serving in the 19th Indiana Regimental Band in the Union Army during the Civil War.

May 1, 2019

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Civil War Diary: 'Expecting Marching Orders Every Hour'

On this day in 1862, Peter Thomas Matthews wrote in his diary while serving in the 19th Indiana Regimental Band in the Union Army during the Civil War.

April 30, 2019

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Civil War Diary: '76 Was The Age Of The Deceased We Supposed'

On this day in 1862, Peter Thomas Matthews wrote in his diary while serving in the 19th Indiana Regimental Band in the Union Army during the Civil War.

April 29, 2019

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Civil War Diary: 'Boys Bissy To Day Decorating Up There Quarters'

On this day in 1862, Peter Thomas Matthews wrote in his diary while serving in the 19th Indiana Regimental Band in the Union Army during the Civil War.

April 28, 2019

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Civil War Diary: 'Took A Bath In Potomac Creek'

On this day in 1862, Peter Thomas Matthews wrote in his diary while serving in the 19th Indiana Regimental Band in the Union Army during the Civil War.

April 27, 2019

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Civil War Diary: 'We Encamp Close To Potomac Creek In A Beautiful Place'

On this day in 1862, Peter Thomas Matthews wrote in his diary while serving in the 19th Indiana Regimental Band in the Union Army during the Civil War.

April 26, 2019

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Civil War Diary: Orders To March 'To Acquire Creek Rail Road To Build A Bridge'

On this day in 1862, Peter Thomas Matthews wrote in his diary while serving in the 19th Indiana Regimental Band in the Union Army during the Civil War.

April 25, 2019

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Civil War Diary: 'Our Soldiers Had To Kill 3 Or 4 Of Them Before Ther Would Give Up'

On this day in 1862, Peter Thomas Matthews wrote in his diary while serving in the 19th Indiana Regimental Band in the Union Army during the Civil War.

April 24, 2019

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Civil War Diary: 'A Rainy And Consequently A Disagreeable Day'

On this day in 1862, Peter Thomas Matthews wrote in his diary while serving in the 19th Indiana Regimental Band in the Union Army during the Civil War.

April 23, 2019

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Civil War Diary: 'Bold (Women) Turned Up There Lips And Pretty Noses At The Yankees'

On this day in 1862, Peter Thomas Matthews wrote in his diary while serving in the 19th Indiana Regimental Band in the Union Army during the Civil War.

April 22, 2019

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Civil War Diary: 'Spent The Night One Side A Burning And The Other A Freezing'

On this day in 1862, Peter Thomas Matthews wrote in his diary while serving in the 19th Indiana Regimental Band in the Union Army during the Civil War.

April 21, 2019

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Civil War Diary: 'It Was An Act Of Cold Blood Murder'

On this day in 1862, Peter Thomas Matthews wrote in his diary while serving in the 19th Indiana Regimental Band in the Union Army during the Civil War.

April 20, 2019

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Civil War Diary: 'We Never Have Our Preaching Or Sabbath Devotions Of Any Kind'

On this day in 1862, Peter Thomas Matthews wrote in his diary while serving in the 19th Indiana Regimental Band in the Union Army during the Civil War.

April 16, 2019

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Civil War Diary: 'Ther Treated Us Quite Gentlemanly As Ther Always Do Wen We Serenade'

On this day in 1862, Peter Thomas Matthews wrote in his diary while serving in the 19th Indiana Regimental Band in the Union Army during the Civil War.

April 15, 2019

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Civil War Diary: 'The Rebel Cavalry Made A Dash'

On this day in 1862, Peter Thomas Matthews wrote in his diary while serving in the 19th Indiana Regimental Band in the Union Army during the Civil War.

April 14, 2019

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Civil War Diary: 'Lots Of The Boys Are Putting In There Time A Fishing'

On this day in 1862, Peter Thomas Matthews wrote in his diary while serving in the 19th Indiana Regimental Band in the Union Army during the Civil War.

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