Josiah Pierce on Civil War, Gorham, 1861

Contributed by Pierce Family Collection through Maine Historical Society

Josiah Pierce on Civil War, Gorham, 1861

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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."

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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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