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Cyrus Libby on Battle of Bull Run, Alexandria, Va., 1862

Contributed by Maine Historical Society

Cyrus Libby of Gorham wrote to George Patrick in Gorham, commenting on life in the Army, men who were homesick and wanted to leave, potential new recruits who he hoped were brave.

At the end of the letter, he wrote about Bull Run that "I never saw so much fun in all of my life."

He signed the letter, "The little runt Cyrus S. Libby."

Libby was a solider in Co. A of the Maine 5th Infantry Regiment.


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  • Title: Cyrus Libby on Battle of Bull Run, Alexandria, Va., 1862
  • Creator: Libby, Cyrus S.
  • Creation Date: 1862-09-16
  • Subject Date: 1862
  • Town: Alexandria
  • State: VA
  • Media: Ink on paper
  • Local Code: Coll. S-378, Misc. Box 14/30
  • Object Type: Text

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