Contributed by Maine Historical Society
Five soldiers wrote to Leonard Watson, Maine agent for the Sanitary Commission, noting that they had all been assigned to the 2nd Battalion Invalid Corps and had papers marked for discharge, but the papers had not followed them to Lincoln Hospital when they were sent there from Meridian Hill.
Meridian Hill was a hospital in Washington, D.C. Lincoln Hospital was in Lincoln Park in Washington.
The soldiers signing the letter were Chauncy A. Harris, Thomas Starah, Francis Everett, Benjamin W. Greenleaf, and William Tindall.
About This Item
- Title: Letter from soldiers seeking discharge, Virginia, 1863
- Creation Date: 1863-09-08
- Subject Date: 1863
- Town: Washington
- State: DC
- Media: Ink on paper
- Dimensions: 20 cm x 12.2 cm
- Local Code: Coll. 1533, Box 1/2
- Collection: Maine Agency Sanitary Commission records
- 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
- United States. Army. Veteran Reserve Corps
- United States--History--Civil War, 1861-1865--Hospitals
- United States. Army. Invalid Corps
- Military discharge
- Maine--History--Civil War, 1861-1865
- United States--History--Civil War, 1861-1865--Medical care
- United States--History--Civil War, 1861-1865
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