Meshach P. Larry letter, Dec. 18, 1862
Contributed by Maine Historical Society
This letter from Meshach P. Larry of Dec. 18, 1862 to his sister, Phebe, describes events surrounding the Battle of Fredericksburg during the American Civil War, among other things.
Meshach P. Larry was born in 1835 and raised in Windham. A blacksmith by trade, he joined Maine's 17th Regiment Company H on August 18, 1962. Larry was one of the 21 Union soldiers missing in action after a bloody battle called the Wilderness Campaign.
In this letter written from Camp Pitcher to his sister Phebe, he writes, "...our big guns throw big shells into the woods, and I could hear the trees crack, but what damage they done, I could not tell."
- Title: Meshach P. Larry letter, Dec. 18, 1862
- Creator: Larry, Meshach P.
- Creation Date: 1862-12-18
- Subject Date: 1862
- Town: Falmouth
- State: VA
- Media: Ink on paper
- Dimensions (cm): 20 x 13
- Local Code: Coll. S-293
- Object Type: Text
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Maine Historical Society
489 Congress Street, Portland, ME 04101
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LC Subject Headings
Fredericksburg, Battle of, Fredericksburg, Va., 1862
United States--History--Civil War, 1861-1865--Campaigns--Fredericksburg, Battle of, 1862--Personal narratives
United States--Civil War, 1861-1865--Regimental Histories
United States. Army. Maine Infantry Regiment, 17th (1862-1865)--Personal narratives
Larry, Meshach P. (1835-1864)--Letters
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