Eben Calderwood from Monroe, Va., 1863
Contributed by Maine Historical Society
Pvt. Eben Calderwood of Co. H, 21st Maine Regiment wrote to his wife Mary in Vinalhaven to report that the regiment had left Long Island where it spent the winter and was on its way to New Orleans.
"I expect we are going to see the elaphant before long," he wrote. Soldiers referred to battle as the "elephant."
- Title: Eben Calderwood from Monroe, Va., 1863
- Creator: Calderwood, Eben S.
- Creation Date: 1863-06-15
- Subject Date: 1863
- Town: Monroe, Vinalhaven
- County: Knox
- State: ME, VA
- Media: Ink on paper
- Dimensions: 15.5 cm x 10 cm
- Local Code: Coll. S-1952, Misc. Box 93/13
- Collection: Eben S. Calderwood correspondence
- 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
Calderwood, Eben S., 1839-1863--Correspondence
Maine--History--Civil War, 1861-1865
United States--History--Civil War, 1862-1865--Personal narratives
United States. Army--Military life
United States. Army. Maine Infantry Regiment, 21st (1862-1863). Company H
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