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William Haley, Jr. letter to his wife, Miriam, near Washington, D.C., 1865

Contributed by Sebago Historical Society

William Haley writes to his wife in Sebago that Jefferson Davis has been captured. "They was captured in Georgy. Bully for that."

He describes recent camps events, including a visit by General Sheridan and he looks forward to a grand review with the whole army on the Bull Run Battlefield in a few days and hopes he can see it.

He writes of his hopes to come home as soon as the review is over so he can help hoe the potatoes. He mentions confusion with his mail—his letters go to the 3rd Brigade instead of the 3rd Brigade Ambulance.

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  • Title: William Haley, Jr. letter to his wife, Miriam, near Washington, D.C., 1865
  • Creator: Haley, Jr., William
  • Creation Date: 1865-05-14
  • Subject Date: 1865-05-14
  • Local Name: Convene, Oak Grove
  • Town: Sebago, Washington
  • County: Cumberland
  • State: DC, ME
  • Media: ink on paper
  • Dimensions (cm): 20 x 13
  • Local Code: W4.14
  • 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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