Civil War hospital linen scraps, ca. 1861

Contributed by Maine Historical Society


One linen scrap has a typewritten label reading, "Piece of a cot sheet used in the Army Hospitals in the Civil War –– 1861––'65." Elizabeth Chase Akers, a native of Strong, obtained three such linen scraps after the war. All have similar inscriptions

Akers had worked for the Portland Advertiser and Portland Transcript before going to Washington, D.C., as a government clerk during the war.

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About This Item

  • Title: Civil War hospital linen scraps, ca. 1861
  • Creation Date: circa 1861
  • Subject Date: circa 1861
  • Media: Linen, ink
  • Local Code: TX2
  • Object Type: Physical Object

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Maine Historical Society
485 Congress Street, Portland, ME 04101
(207) 774-1822 x219

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