Sgt. Titcomb to mother, Baton Rouge, 1863

Contributed by Maine Historical Society


Sgt. Calvin Titcomb of the 22nd Maine Infantry wrote to his mother in Kingsbury from Baton Rouge, Louisiana. He said he was "far away from home and in a hostile land."

He wrote that he was thankful to be a nine-months soldier, rather than have a three-year enlistment because he had seen "enough of this war to satisfy me."

He wrote the letter on March 1, 1863. He died on March 28 of measles.

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About This Item

  • Title: Sgt. Titcomb to mother, Baton Rouge, 1863
  • Creator: Titcomb, Calvin
  • Creation Date: 1863-03-01
  • Subject Date: 1863
  • Town: Baton Rouge
  • State: LA
  • Media: Ink on paper
  • Dimensions: 24.5 cm x 20 cm
  • Local Code: Coll. S-1562, Misc. Box 74/18
  • Object Type: Text

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Maine Historical Society
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(207) 774-1822 x219

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