Contributed by Maine Historical Society
The paper surrounding the linen remnant reads, "Linen used during Rebellion 1861-65 brought from Washington by 'Florence Perry' (i.e. Elizabeth Anne Chase Akers Allen)."
The linen was saved inside the paper cover. Akers Allen, a native of Strong, had worked as a journalist in Portland before the war and wrote poetry, including “Rock Me to Sleep,” which was quite popular during the war.
Akers was a government clerk in Washington, D.C. during the war.
About This Item
- Title: Civil War linen fragment, ca. 1863
- Creation Date: 1863
- Subject Date: circa 1863
- Media: Linen
- Local Code: TF4
- Object Type: Physical Object
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
- United States--History--Civil War, 1861-1865--Medical care
- Military hospitals
- United States--Civil War, 1861-1865--Equipment & supplies
- War--Relief of sick and wounded
- Textile fabrics