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Charles Garcelon to Jane Waldron, ca. 1863

Contributed by Edmund S. Muskie Archives and Special Collections Library

Charles A. Garcelon, 2nd lieutenant in the 16th Maine Infantry who was detached to the Brigade Ambulance Corps, wrote to his maternal aunt, Jane Waldron.

The first page of the letter is missing, but it must have been written in November 1863 for Garcelon wrote, referring to his father, "I wonder if he remembers the memerable event it seems to me every body should remember that I am 21."

Garcelon was born November 14, 1842. He enlisted in Co. I of the 16th Maine when he was 19. His uncle William H. Waldron was captain of the company.

William Waldron was injured at Gettysburg and Garcelon suggested to his aunt that Waldron could get assigned to the invalid corps and she could stay with him. He added, "but you probably want him home with you."

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  • Title: Charles Garcelon to Jane Waldron, ca. 1863
  • Creator: Garcelon, Charles A.
  • Creation Date: 1863
  • Media: Ink on paper
  • Local Code: MC106 J
  • Object Type: Text

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Edmund S. Muskie Archives and Special Collections Library
Bates College, 70 Campus Avenue, Lewiston, ME 04240-6018
(207) 786-6354

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