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William Haley Jr. letter to his wife Miriam, Winchester, Va., 1865

Contributed by Sebago Historical Society

In this letter to his wife, Miriam in Sebago, William Haley mentions his camp movements and states that “the boys are in good spirits” and that everyone expects the war is almost over.

He states that he has to feed his horses oats since there is no hay and he describes how the ambulances are outfitted.

He gives Miriam some advice about taking care of the farm oxen’s injured leg and he writes about his new plans for the garden.

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  • Title: William Haley Jr. letter to his wife Miriam, Winchester, Va., 1865
  • Creator: Haley, Jr., William
  • Creation Date: 1865-04-08
  • Subject Date: 1865-04-08
  • Local Name: Camp Russell, Convene
  • Town: Sebago, Winchester
  • County: Cumberland
  • State: ME, VA
  • Media: ink on paper
  • Dimensions (cm): 20.32 x 13
  • Local Code: W4.12
  • 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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