W.B. Adams on failed campaign, 1863
Contributed by Maine Historical Society
William B. Adams of Co. K of the 5th Maine Infantry wrote to his sister Dora in Maine on May 10, 1863 to describe the failed effort at the Battle of Chancellorsville.
He wrote that the fighting lasted seven days and 97 soldiers from the 5th Maine were killed, wounded, or missing.
- Title: W.B. Adams on failed campaign, 1863
- Creator: Adams, William B.
- Creation Date: 1863-05-10
- Subject Date: 1863
- Town: Chancellorsville
- State: VA
- Media: Ink on paper
- Local Code: Coll. 371, Box 1/3
- Collection: William Bryant Adams Civil War letters and diaries
- 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
Adams, Dorothy K.--Correspondence
Adams, William Bryant, 1842-1922--Correspondence
Battles & campaigns
Chancellorsville, Battle of, Chancellorsville, Va., 1863
Maine--History--Civil War, 1861-1865--Social aspects
United States--History--Civil War, 1861-1865--Equipment and supplies
United States--History--Civil War, 1861-1865--Personal narratives
United States. Army--Military life
United States. Army. Maine Infantry Regiment, 5th (1861-1864). Company K
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