Soldier's request to be sent home, Washington, 1864
Contributed by Maine Historical Society
Pvt. John M. Woodman, writing from the Convalescent Camp in Washington, D.C., in January 1864 asked the Maine Agency Sanitary Commission to help him get sent home.
Woodman wrote that his father, age 73, was quite sick and needed his help. Another brother was killed at Ship Island and a third brother, at home, "is no help to him."
Woodman was 29 and working as a miller when he was mustered in to Co. F of the Maine 17th Infantry Regiment on August 18, 1862. He was mustered out on in June 1864, transferred to the Veteran Reserve Corps.
An employee of the Maine Agency wrote on the back of the letter, "all settled."
- Title: Soldier's request to be sent home, Washington, 1864
- Creator: Woodman, John M.
- Creation Date: 1864-01-27
- Subject Date: 1864
- Town: Washington
- State: DC
- Media: Ink on paper
- Dimensions: 20 cm x 12.5 cm
- Local Code: Coll. 1533, Box 1/3
- Collection: Maine Agency Sanitary Commission
- Object Type: Text
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Maine Historical Society
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LC Subject Headings
War--Relief of sick and wounded
United States--History--Civil War, 1861-1865--Hospitals
United States. Army. Maine Infantry Regiment, 17th (1861-1865)
United States--History--Civil War, 1861-1865--Medical care
United States Sanitary Commission
Maine Agency Sanitary Commission
Maine--History--Civil War, 1861-1865
United States--History--Civil War, 1861-1865--Civilian relief
Wounds and injuries
United States. Army.--Leaves and furloughs
Woodman, John M.--Military service
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