Letter seeking information on POW, Limerick, 1863
Contributed by Maine Historical Society
Mattie Cobb of Limerick wrote to Col. Hathaway at the Maine Agency of the U.S. Sanitary Commission about her brother, Edwin Cobb of Co. D. of the 5th Maine who was at the Old Capitol Prison, where she said he was put for desertion.
She wrote that she heard Hathaway was in Washington "to look after our Maine soldiers."
Cobb enlisted on June 24, 1861 at age 18. He was mustered out on July 27, 1864. Cobb returned to Limerick after the war and became a furniture dealer.
- Title: Letter seeking information on POW, Limerick, 1863
- Creator: Cobb, Mattie
- Creation Date: 1863-05-16
- Subject Date: 1863
- Town: Limerick, Washington
- County: York
- State: DC, ME
- Media: Ink on paper
- Dimensions: 20.2 cm x 12.5 cm
- Local Code: Coll. 1533, Box 1/1
- Collection: Maine Agency Sanitary Commission
- Object Type: Text
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Maine Historical Society
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Cross Reference Searches
LC Subject Headings
Old Capitol Prison (Washington, D.C.)
Maine Agency Sanitary Commission
Maine--History--Civil War, 1861-1865
United States. Army. Maine Infantry Regiment, 5th (1861-1864)
United States--History--Civil War, 1861-1865--Civilian relief
United States Sanitary Commission
United States--History--Civil War, 1861-1865--Prisoners and prisons
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