Contributed by Maine Historical Society
Sumner Folsom of Fayette wrote to the Maine Agency Sanitary Commission in November 1864 seeking transfer of his injured son from a hospital in Washington, D.C., to Maine, where he believed his son would recover faster.
Folsom noted that both of his sons were in the 1st Maine Cavalry and assumed both were good soldiers and had never been in the hospital or gotten leaves before.
The injured soldier, Francis J. Folsom, was 18 when he enlisted in Co. L of the 1st Maine Cavalry on Nov. 6, 1863. He was mustered out on March 10, 1865.
His brother, Henry H. Folsom enlisted at age 18 on Jan. 11, 1861 as a musician in Co. L of the 1st Maine Cavalry and was mustered out on August 1, 1865.
About This Item
- Title: Father's request for transfer of injured son, Fayette, 1864
- Creator: Folsom, Sumner
- Creation Date: 1864-11-23
- Subject Date: 1864
- Town: Fayette, Washington
- County: Kennebec
- State: DC, ME
- Media: Ink on paper
- Dimensions: 24.6 cm x 19.7 cm
- Local Code: Coll. 1533, Box 2/2
- 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
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LC Subject Headings
- United States Sanitary Commission
- United States--History--Civil War, 1861-1865--Civilian relief
- Maine Agency Sanitary Commission
- Maine--History--Civil War, 1861-1865
- Folsom family
- Folsom, Sumner--Correspondence
- United States--History--Civil War, 1861-1865--Medical care
- United States--History--Civil War, 1861-1865--Hospitals
- Relief (Aid)
- War--Relief of sick and wounded
- United States. Army. Maine Cavalry, 1st (1861-1865)
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