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Josiah Pierce on Civil War, Gorham, 1861

Contributed by Pierce Family Collection through Maine Historical Society

Writing to his sister Hannah in Baldwin, Josiah Pierce of Gorham discusses the Civil War.

He wrote, "But alas! how are we to day in the midst of a Revolution -- a fraternal war -- a divided people -- No longer -- & never will be again the United States --"

He further commented that the "President has done right in calling out 15,000 men to protect our National City. There is great excitement in Gorham -- more in Portland -- still greater in Boston & New York."

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  • Title: Josiah Pierce on Civil War, Gorham, 1861
  • Creator: Pierce, Josiah
  • Creation Date: 1861-04-19
  • Subject Date: 1861
  • Town: Baldwin, Gorham
  • County: Cumberland
  • State: ME
  • Media: Ink on paper
  • Collection: Pierce Family Collection
  • Object Type: Text

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