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.
About This Item
- 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
- Military medicine
- Military service--1860-1870
- Relief (Aid)
- 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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