Pvt. George Redlon from D.C. hospital, 1862
Contributed by Maine Historical Society
Writing from Carver Hospital in Washington, D.C., Pvt. George M. Redlon of Co. B, 4th Maine Infantry, wrote to his father about his progress in recovering from a wound to his left arm that required amputation of the arm above the elbow.
Redlon's short letter notes that the flies "plagued" him and that cold weather would help all those trying to recover from wounds. He closed the letter, "I am so tired."
Redlon, who was injured in the Battle of Chantilly, died of his injury 11 days after writing the letter.
- Title: Pvt. George Redlon from D.C. hospital, 1862
- Creator: Redlon, George M.
- Creation Date: 1862-10-08
- Subject Date: 1862
- Town: Centreville, South China, Washington
- County: Kennebec
- State: DC, ME, VA
- Media: Pencil on paper
- Dimensions: 20 cm x 12.5 cm
- Local Code: Coll. S-5587, Misc. Box 128/1
- Collection: George M. Redlon letters
- Object Type: Text
For more information about this item, contact:
Maine Historical Society
485 Congress Street, Portland, ME 04101
(207) 774-1822 x219
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LC Subject Headings
Amputation--District of Columbia--Washington
Military hospitals--District of Columbia
Surgeons general (Military personnel)
United States--Civil War, 1861-1865
United States. Army. Maine Infantry Regiment, 4th (1861-1864)
War--Relief of sick and wounded
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