Sgt. Calvin Titcomb to family, Newport News, Va., 1862
Contributed by Maine Historical Society
Sgt. Calvin Titcomb of Kingsbury, of Co. H of the 22nd Maine Regiment, wrote to his sister and mother from Newport News, Virginia, where the regiment remained until it went to Baton Rouge, Louisiana.
Titcomb wrote that he expected to go to Texas -- and hoped they would as they would not encounter much fighting there.
He told his mother he felt as safe in Virginia as he felt at home. He commented on diphtheria deaths in Maine and hoped his family would be spared.
- Title: Sgt. Calvin Titcomb to family, Newport News, Va., 1862
- Creator: Titcomb, Calvin
- Creation Date: 1862-11-13
- Subject Date: 1862
- Town: Baton Rouge, Newport News
- State: LA, VA
- Media: Ink on paper
- Dimensions (cm): 20.1 x 13
- Local Code: Coll. S-1562, Box 74/18
- Object Type: Text
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Maine Historical Society
489 Congress Street, Portland, ME 04101
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LC Subject Headings
United States. Army. Maine Infantry Regiment, 22nd (1862-1863)
United States--Civil War, 1861-1865
Recruiting & enlistment--1860-1870
Maine--Civil War, 1861-1865
Military service, Voluntary
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