Sgt. Calvin Titcomb to family, Newport News, Va., 1862
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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.