Mother seeking return of soldier son, Old Town, 1864

Contributed by Maine Historical Society


Margaret Gray of Old Town wrote to Leonard Watson, Maine Agency Sanitary Commission in March 1864, pleading with him to help return her son from the war.

She wrote that he was underage when he enlisted and she did not give him permission.

She previously had visited the Sanitary Commission office in Washington, D.C.

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About This Item

  • Title: Mother seeking return of soldier son, Old Town, 1864
  • Creator: Gray, Margaret
  • Creation Date: 1864-03-27
  • Subject Date: 1864
  • Town: Old Town
  • County: Penobscot
  • State: ME
  • Media: Ink on paper
  • Dimensions: 20 cm x 12.5 cm
  • Local Code: Coll. 1533, Box 1/3
  • Collection: Maine Agency Sanitary Commission records
  • Object Type: Text

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