William Haley letter on army camp, 1864
Contributed by Sebago Historical Society
William Haley Jr. a private in the Maine 30th Regiment, writes to his daughter, Elzira, and his niece, Mary, from Camp Keyes, Augusta. William states he "was mustured for pay yesterday and they say they are agoing to let the soldiers go home to vote."
He thinks the war news is good and the fact that the price of gold has fallen is a good sign. He states that there are now 75 men in the tents and that 7 of the 30th Maine boys are there.
He encourages the girls to try to do the best they can on their "sailwork" and to be "stidy" and mind their mother. He also asks them to send him a towel and some apples via their Uncle Charles.
Haley writes that he has sole care of the tents as "the other man is gone away."
- Title: William Haley letter on army camp, 1864
- Creator: Haley Jr., William
- Creation Date: 1864-09-01
- Subject Date: 1864-09-01
- Local Name: Camp Keyes, Convene
- Town: Augusta, Sebago
- County: Cumberland, Kennebec
- State: ME
- Media: ink on paper
- Dimensions (cm): 20.32 x 12.5
- Local Code: W4.4
- Collection: Haley Family Letters
- Object Type: Text
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LC Subject Headings
Maine--History--Civil War, 1861-1865--Social aspects
United States. Army. Maine Infantry Regiment, 30th (1863-1865). Company E
United States--History--Civil War, 1861-1865--Medical care
United States--History--Civil War, 1861-1865--Hospitals
Haley, William H.--Correspondence
United States--Civil War, 1861-1865
Maine--Civil War, 1861-1865
United States--History--Civil War, 1861-1865--Personal narratives
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