Pvt. John Stewart letter from Lewinsville, VA, 1861

Contributed by Maine Historical Society


Pvt. John E. Stewart of Columbia was 23 when he enlisted in Co. G of the 6th Maine Infantry in July 1861. Many members of the 6th Maine were from Washington County.

Stewart wrote frequently to Samantha Leighton -- his future wife. The end of this letter is missing.

Stewart discussed being on guard duty in the cold weather -- and being homesick. He also wrote about the possibility of England aiding the Confederacy.

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About This Item

  • Title: Pvt. John Stewart letter from Lewinsville, VA, 1861
  • Creator: Stewart, John E.
  • Creation Date: 1861
  • Subject Date: 1861
  • Town: Lewinsville
  • State: VA
  • Media: Ink on paper
  • Local Code: Coll. S-7336, Misc. Box 255/9
  • Collection: John E. Stewart correspondence to Samantha Leighton
  • Object Type: Text and Image

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