Civil War linen fragment, ca. 1863

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.

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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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