Sarah Sanborn letter to father, 1862
Click on the image to zoom. Click and drag your mouse over the image to move it left or right. Use the small navigation window to select the area you wish to zoom on.
Sarah Sanborn, at home in East Readfield on a school break, writes to her father in Augusta about her "career" as a writer, the loss of one of her eyes in an earlier accident, and her continuing sorrow over the death of her younger brother, Joseph.
She also mentions Civil War generals Ambrose Burnside, ordered to command the Army of the Potomac in November 1862, and George McClellan, who was relieved of his command.