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Request for information on soldier's box, 1864

Contributed by Maine Historical Society

J.E. Siprell of the 1st Maine Cavalry wrote from near Warenton, Virginia, to the Maine Agency Sanitary Commission seeking information about a box he was expecting.

His letter was dated January 15, 1861 and a notation on the back of his letter reads, "ans and box sent Jany. 26/64"

The Sanitary Commission, besides forwarding and transporting boxes to individual soldiers, helped resolve soldiers issues with pay, their requests for furloughs, family requests for information about soldiers, and other issues relating to the care and comfort of the Maine soldiers.

James E. Siprell of Monticello was 25 when he enlisted as a private in Co. E of the 1st Cavalry Regiment on August 30, 1862. He was killed at the Battle of Spotsylvania on May 19, 1864.

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  • Title: Request for information on soldier's box, 1864
  • Creator: Siprell, James E.
  • Creation Date: 1864-01-25
  • Subject Date: 1864
  • Town: Monticello, Warrenton
  • County: Aroostook
  • State: ME, VA
  • Media: Ink on paper
  • Dimensions (cm): 20.2 x 12.5
  • Local Code: Coll. 1533, Box 1/3
  • Collection: Maine Agency Sanitary Commission
  • Object Type: Text

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Maine Historical Society
489 Congress Street, Portland, ME 04101
(207) 774-1822
http://www.mainehistory.org

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