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Letter from Luther Lawrence to Frank, August 9, 1864

Contributed by North Yarmouth Historical Society

Letter from Luther Lawrence, a Civil War soldier from Pownal, Maine to Frank, dated August 9, 1864, written from Deep Bottom, Virginia and describing military life, deserters from both sides and requesting items to be sent on to him.

Perhaps this was one of the last letters written by Luther, since on August 16, 1864, a battle was fought at Deep Bottom (specifically at Fussell's Mill, VA). The battle was part of the attack on Richmond, VA. Luther, as part of the 11th Maine Volunteer Infantry, Company H, was killed, and his brother James was wounded.

Luther was writing to his younger brother Frank back home in Pownal, on the family farm on Lawrence Road.

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  • Title: Letter from Luther Lawrence to Frank, August 9, 1864
  • Creator: Lawrence, Luther
  • Creation Date: 1864-08-09
  • Subject Date: 1864-08-09
  • Town: Deep Bottom
  • State: ME, VA
  • Media: Ink on paper
  • Dimensions: 21 cm x 13 cm
  • Object Type: Text

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North Yarmouth Historical Society
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