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.
About This Item
- 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
For more information about this item, contact:Maine Historical Society
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LC Subject Headings
- Volunteers--United States
- Bull Run, 2nd Battle of, Va., 1862
- United States--History--Civil War, 1861-1865--War work
- United States--History--Civil War, 1861-1865--Personal narratives
- United States--History--Civil War, 1861-1865--Art and the war
- United States--History--Civil War, 1861-1865--African Americans
- Cartoons (Commentary)
- Slaves--United States
- Political cartoons
- Libby, Cyrus S., 1842-1907--Correspondence
- United States. Army.
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