Note concerning box from home, Virginia, 1863
Contributed by Maine Historical Society
Jerry W. Riggs of the 16th Maine Infantry wrote to Leonard Watson of the Maine State Agency of the U.S. Sanitary Commission, noting that he was expecting a box from home and wanted it forwarded to him at Bell Plains, Virginia.
The Sanitary Commission gave aid to hospitals, cared for wounded soldiers, and took care of other needs of Civil War soldiers.
The back of Riggs' note has a notation dated Dec. 31, 186 that "no box found to this date."
- Title: Note concerning box from home, Virginia, 1863
- Creator: Riggs, Jerry W.
- Creation Date: 1863-04-05
- Subject Date: 1863
- Town: Belle Plains
- State: VA
- Media: Ink on paper
- Dimensions (cm): 20.1 x 12.4
- Local Code: Coll. 1533, Box 1/1
- Collection: Maine Agency Sanitary Commission
- 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 Agency Sanitary Commission
United States--History--Civil War, 1861-1865--Civilian relief
United States. Army. Maine Infantry Regiment, 16th (1862-1865)
Maine--History--Civil War, 1861-1865
United States Sanitary Commission
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