Letter from soldiers seeking discharge, Virginia, 1863

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.

View/Add Comments


Item has a transcription view a full transcription

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

Please post your comment below to share with others. If you'd like to privately share a comment or correction with MMN staff, please use this form.