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William Haley Letter to his Daughter Elzira, 1864

Contributed by Sebago Historical Society

William Haley, Jr. a private in the Maine 30th Regiment, writes from Camp Keyes Hospital in Augusta stating that men are leaving his squad and being sent to the defense of Washington. He writes that they have roll call twice a day and if any are absent they are put in the guard house for 24 hours. Two men in his ward have been drunk and in jail and are being sent to the front.

He is happy to hear that the corn and potato crops on his farm are better than he expected and says he dreamed of being at home a number of times.

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  • Title: William Haley Letter to his Daughter Elzira, 1864
  • Creator: Haley Jr., William
  • Creation Date: 1864-10-09
  • Subject Date: 1864-10-09
  • Local Name: Camp Coburn, Camp Keyes, Convene
  • Town: Augusta, Portland, Sebago, Washington
  • County: Cumberland, Kennebec
  • State: DC, ME
  • Media: ink on paper
  • Dimensions (cm): 21.59 x 16.82
  • Local Code: W4.5
  • Collection: Haley Family Letters
  • Object Type: Text

For more information about this item, contact:

Sebago Historical Society
PO Box 59, Sebago, ME 04029
(207) 787-2489

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