Contributed by Maine Historical Society
Alonzo Fogg of Garland, serving in the 14th regiment of the U.S. Veterans Reserve Corps in Virginia, wrote to the Maine Agency Sanitary Commission in Washington, D.C., in October 1864 seeking a furlough to return home to see his ill father, who he said was not expected to live, and because the election was drawing near and he wanted to vote.
Fogg was 23 when he enlisted as a corporal in Co. D of the 20th Maine Infantry. He was reduced to a private on January 1, 1863 and on July 1, 1863, transferred to the Veteran Reserve Corps.
About This Item
- Title: Alonzo Fogg request for leave, Virginia, 1864
- Creator: Fogg, Alonzo M.
- Creation Date: 1864-10-26
- Subject Date: 1864
- State: ME, VA
- Media: Ink on paper
- Dimensions: 20.2 cm x 12.6 cm
- Local Code: Coll. 1533, Box 2/1
- Collection: Maine Agency Sanitary Commission records
- Object Type: Text
For more information about this item, contact:Maine Historical Society
485 Congress Street, Portland, ME 04101
(207) 774-1822 x219
Cross Reference Searches
LC Subject Headings
- United States. Army--Leaves and furloughs
- United States--History--Civil War, 1861-1865--Civilian relief
- United States Sanitary Commission
- Maine Agency Sanitary Commission
- Maine--History--Civil War, 1861-1865
- United States. Army. Maine Infantry Regiment, 20th (1862-1865)
- Relief (Aid)
- Fogg, Alonzo M.--Family
- Fogg family
- United States. Veteran Reserve Corps
Please post your comment below to share with others. If you'd like to privately share a comment or correction with MMN staff, please use this form.