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C.A. Garcelon from near Sharpsburg, 1862

Contributed by Edmund S. Muskie Archives and Special Collections Library

Second Lt. Charles A. Garcelon, of Co. I in the 16th Maine Infantry, wrote to his aunt Jane Waldron about seeing the remains of the battlefield, including a cemetery.

The Battle of Sharpsburg (Antietam) took place on Sept. 18, 1862, almost a week before Garcelon wrote this letter. The regiment was not involved in the fighting.

He also commented on drinking among officers and his own temperance pledge. He added, "I don't wish to say anything in regard to our Acting Brig that is disrespectful but I will say I have seen him quite weak in the joints."

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  • Title: C.A. Garcelon from near Sharpsburg, 1862
  • Creator: Garcelon, Charles Augustus
  • Creation Date: 1862-09-23
  • Media: Pencil on paper
  • Local Code: MC106 B
  • 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
http://abacus.bates.edu/muskie-archives/

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