Soldier's letter on clothing payment, Bowdoinham, 1863

Contributed by Maine Historical Society


George Cony, a musician in Co. B of the 19th Maine Regiment, wrote to Leonard Watson the Maine agent of the Sanitary Commission in Washington, D.C., seeking his assistance in get his "descriptive list" that he should have received upon leaving the service.

Without the list, he could not collect the money he was owed.

He also discussed politics and the recent election of Samuel Cony as governor of Maine, suggesting he might have known Watson. He closed by writing, "Copperheads dull & declining."

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About This Item

  • Title: Soldier's letter on clothing payment, Bowdoinham, 1863
  • Creator: Cony, George
  • Creation Date: 1863-09-24
  • Subject Date: 1863
  • Town: Bowdoinham
  • County: Cumberland
  • State: ME
  • Media: Ink on paper
  • Dimensions: 20 cm x 12.4 cm
  • Local Code: Coll. 1533, Box 1/2
  • Collection: Maine Agency Sanitary Commission records
  • Object Type: Text

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