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Charles Garcelon to Maggie Haskell, Virginia, 1862

Contributed by Edmund S. Muskie Archives and Special Collections Library

Charles Garcelon of Co. I of the 16th Maine Infantry, wrote to his Maggie Haskell to answer a letter she had written to him in September.

He mentions his mother's death and the children she left behind. He asked Maggie to ascertain how his younger siblings were doing and whether they needed anything.

He also wrote about a friend at home in Lewiston who had died and how those "in seeming security are taken quietly away" while one might expect death instead for those who "risk their lives on the battlefield." He wrote, "The ways of God are mysterious."

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  • Title: Charles Garcelon to Maggie Haskell, Virginia, 1862
  • Creator: Garcelon, Charles Augustus
  • Creation Date: 1862-12-01
  • Media: Ink on paper
  • Local Code: MC106 D
  • Object Type: Text

For more information about this item, contact:

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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