Contributed by Maine Historical Society
Sgt. Horace M. White of Co. E of the Maine 1st Cavalry, wrote to his sister from a field hospital at Aquia Creek, Virginia.
White had accidentally shot himself in the foot. He wrote that he thinks the wound is not as serious as was first thought and suspects the ankle joint was not affected.
He wrote about various Maine troops whose enlistments were up and said, "I hope some of the copperheads will be drafted and sent out."
About This Item
- Title: Sgt. Horace M. White letter from hospital, 1863
- Creator: White, Horace M.
- Creation Date: 1863-04-28
- Subject Date: 1863
- Town: Aquia Creek
- State: VA
- Media: Pencil on paper
- Dimensions: 20 cm x 12.2 cm
- Local Code: Coll. S-1950, Misc. Box 93/11
- Collection: Horace M. White correspondence
- Object Type: Text
For more information about this item, contact:Maine Historical Society
485 Congress Street, Portland, ME 04101
(207) 774-1822 x219
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LC Subject Headings
- Maine--History--Civil War, 1861-1865
- Rappahannock Station, 2nd Battle of, Va., 1863
- United States--History--Civil War, 1861-1865--Campaigns
- United States--History--Civil War, 1861-1865--Hospitals
- United States--History--Civil War, 1861-1865--Medical care
- United States. Army. Maine Cavalry Regiment, 1st (1861-1865). Company E
- War--Relief of sick and wounded
- White family
- White, Angelia
- White, Horace M.--Correspondence
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