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Meshach P. Larry letter, Dec. 21, 1862

Contributed by Maine Historical Society

Meshach P. Larry of Windham joined Maine's 17th Regiment Co. H on August 18, 1862.

He 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 candidly about his opinion of Union leadership, saying "How can there be success when the whole war is managed for the benefit of the managers?"

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  • Title: Meshach P. Larry letter, Dec. 21, 1862
  • Creator: Larry, Meshach P.
  • Creation Date: 1862-12-21
  • Subject Date: 1862
  • Town: Falmouth
  • State: VA
  • Media: Ink on paper
  • Dimensions (cm): 11 x 13
  • Local Code: Coll. S-293
  • Object Type: Text

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