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Harriet Burgess Towne, Belfast, ca. 1860

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Harriet Burgess Towne, Belfast, ca. 1860

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Harriet Burgess Towne was the older, married sister of William A. Burgess who was serving with the 59th Massachusetts Infantry during the Civil War. She received a letter from him dated July 9, 1864 in which he tells her of camp life and the battles which he has fought in. The first line reads "Give Willie a kiss from me."

This photograph shows Harriet or "Hattie," as she was called by her brother, with her young son William R. Towne.

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  • Title: Harriet Burgess Towne, Belfast, ca. 1860
  • Creation Date: circa 1860
  • Subject Date: circa 1860
  • Town: Belfast
  • County: Waldo
  • State: ME
  • Media: Tintype
  • Dimensions: 8 cm x 7 cm
  • Collection: Burgess Collection
  • Object Type: Image

For more information about this item, contact:

Belfast Historical Society
10 Market Street, Belfast, ME 04915


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Portrait photographs--Maine--Belfast


Towne, Harriet Burgess
Towne, William R.

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