Letter on recruitment issues, Orono, 1861
Contributed by Maine Historical Society
Lt. Abbott Coan of Orono, who enlisted as a 1st lieutenant in Co. F of the 12th Maine Infantry Regiment on Nov. 15, 1861, wrote to Col. George F. Shepley, the regiment's commander, on December 20, reporting on the difficulty of recruiting men in the Orono area.
He wrote that there was no provision to pay for hiring a horse or riding a stage -- and that the "only Manner that recruits can be raised speedily is by driveing about the Country."
- Title: Letter on recruitment issues, Orono, 1861
- Creator: Coan, Abbott
- Creation Date: 1861-12-20
- Town: Orono
- County: Penobscot
- State: ME
- Media: Ink on paper
- Dimensions (cm): 20 x 12.3
- Local Code: Coll. 117, Box 1/1
- Collection: George F. Shepley Papers
- Object Type: Text
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LC Subject Headings
United States. Army. Maine Infantry Regiment, 12th (1861-1864)
United States--Civil War, 1861-1865
Recruiting & enlistment--1860-1870
Military service, Voluntary
Maine--Civil War, 1861-1865
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