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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