Request for information about injured soldier, 1864

Contributed by Maine Historical Society


George A. Boardman wrote to "My Dear Mr. Smith" at the Maine Agency Sanitary Commission in Washington seeking information for a neighbor, a widow, about her only son. She saw a report in the Boston Journal that he was in a hospital and wanted to know his condition.

Boardman discussed personal issues also in his letter to Smith, with whom he was acquainted.

James Hanninger of Belfast enlisted as a sergeant in Co. C of the Maine 1st Heavy Artillery Regiment in September 1863. He was mustered out on September 1, 1866.

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About This Item

  • Title: Request for information about injured soldier, 1864
  • Creator: Boardman, George A.
  • Creation Date: 1864-05-25
  • 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 records
  • Object Type: Text

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