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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."
About This Item
- 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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LC Subject Headings
- United States--History--Civil War, 1861-1865--Social aspects
- United States--History--Civil War, 1861-1865--Economic aspects
- Pierce, Josiah, 1792-1866--Correspondence
- Pierce, Hannah, 1788-1873--Correspondence
- Pierce family
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