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Luther Lawrence, ca. 1861

Item: 9291  |  more info
Title: Luther Lawrence, ca. 1861
Contributor: North Yarmouth Historical Society

As a young man, James served in the Civil War along with his brother Luther. Both men served in the 11th Maine Volunteer Infantry, which was mustered in on November 12, 1861. The 11th Maine saw service in Washington, DC, on the Potomac, in
Ferdinando, FLA, Beaufort, SC, and back to Richmond. Luther went with them from the beginning through all their assignments until he died in the battle of Deep Bottom, Virginia on August 16, 1864 (specifically at Fussell's Mill, VA. The battle was part of the attack on Richmond, VA). James was wounded in the battle.

Luther was the eldest son of Nathaniel Sawtelle Lawrence and Mary Ann Harris Lawrence. Brother James was four years younger.

This undated photograph of Luther shows him in full dress uniform, complete with sword.

Maine men served in many areas during the Civil War. Use a map to

Washington D.C.

Ferdinando FL

Beaufort SC

Richmond VA

How far is it from Washington to Richmond? Richmond to Ferdinando?


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