Letter seeking information on husband, Temple, 1863

Contributed by Maine Historical Society


Mrs. Louisa S. Jenkins Mower wrote to Mrs. Sarah Sampson of the Maine Soldier's Relief Agency in Washington, D.C. asking for information about her husband, Private Benjamin F. Mower of Co. H. of the 7th Maine Regiment.

She wrote that he was at Gettysburg, then left at Williamsport, Maryland, because he was ill. She had heard no more from or about him since then. She described the ring he wore and the miniature portrait he carried with him.

Mower, of Greene, enlisted in the 7th Maine on Oct. 21, 1862 at age 31. While the Maine Adjutant General's report suggests he was mustered out in August 1864, Mower died either at Gettysburg on July 3, 1863, or several weeks later.

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About This Item

  • Title: Letter seeking information on husband, Temple, 1863
  • Creator: Mower, Louisa S.
  • Creation Date: 1863-10-12
  • Subject Date: 1863
  • Town: Temple
  • County: Franklin
  • State: ME
  • Media: Ink on paper
  • Dimensions: 20.1 cm x 12.2 cm
  • Local Code: Coll. 1533, Box 1/2
  • Collection: Maine Agency Sanitary Commission records
  • Object Type: Text

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