Keywords: Civil War Casualties
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Contributed by: Maine State Archives
Media: black ink on paper
Contributed by: National Archives at Boston
Date: circa 1955
Letters to and from Sebago soldiers who served in the Civil War show concern on both sides about farms and other issues at home as well as concern from the home front about soldiers' well-being.
The Sanitary Commission, formed soon after the Civil War began in the spring of 1861, dealt with the health, relief needs, and morale of soldiers and their families. The Maine Agency helped families and soldiers with everything from furloughs to getting new socks.