Letter concerning reburial of soldier, Hampden, 1864
Contributed by Maine Historical Society
David Brown wrote to Benjamin H. Hinds of the Maine Agency Sanitary Commission about his desire to disinter Charles W. Allen, who was buried at the new National Cemetery at Arlington, in order to rebury Allen in Maine.
Brown wanted to know how much it would cost to remove the body and have it returned to Maine, including the cost of the coffin.
Charles W. Allen was 21 when he enlisted in Co. C of the 18th Maine Infantry on August 21, 1862. In December 1862, he transferred to Co. C of the Maine 1st Heavy Artillery.
Allen died at Lincoln Hospital on July 21, 1864.
- Title: Letter concerning reburial of soldier, Hampden, 1864
- Creator: Brown, David
- Creation Date: 1864-10-12
- Town: Arlington
- State: VA
- Media: Ink on paper
- Dimensions (cm): 24.7 x 19.6
- Local Code: Coll. 1533, Box 2/1
- Collection: Maine Agency Sanitary Commission
- Object Type: Text
For more information about this item, contact:
Maine Historical Society
485 Congress Street, Portland, ME 04101
(207) 774-1822 x219
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LC Subject Headings
Maine Agency Sanitary Commission
United States Sanitary Commission
United States. Army. Maine Heavy Artillery Regiment, 1st (1863-1865). Company C
United States--Civil War, 1861-1865
Maine--Civil War, 1861-1865
Hinds, Benjamin H.--Correspondence
Alexandria National Cemetery (Alexandria, Va.)--1860-1870
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