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."