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Item 72859

Title: Corp. Walter Rounds writes to Cousin Abbie, 1864

Contributed by: Sebago Historical Society

Date: 1864-01-25

Location: Steep Falls

Media: Ink on paper

Item 80664

Title: Letter to Sarah Tarbox from Rebecca, ca. 1850

Contributed by: Westport Island History Committee

Date: circa 1850

Location: Westport Island

Media: ink on paper

Item 80286

Title: Letter to Sarah Tarbox from brother Valentine, Castine, 1851

Contributed by: Westport Island History Committee

Date: 1851-09-27

Location: Westport Island; Castine

Media: Ink on paper

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Thomaston Academy, Thomaston, ca. 1871

Away at School: Letters Home

Young men and women in the 19th century often went away from home -- sometimes for a few months, sometimes for longer periods -- to attend academies, seminaries, or schools run by individuals. While there, they wrote letters home, reporting on boarding arrangements and coursework undertaken, and inquired about the family at home.


Culp's Hill from East Cemetery Hill

Meshach P. Larry: Civil War Letters

Meshach P. Larry, a Windham blacksmith, joined Maine's 17th Regiment Company H on August 18, 1862. Larry and his sister, Phebe, wrote to each other frequently during the Civil War, and his letters paint a vivid picture of the life of a soldier.


George Washington at Monmouth

A Soldier's Declaration of Independence

William Bayley of Falmouth (Portland) was a soldier in the Continental Army, seeing service at Ticonderoga, Valley Forge, Monmouth Court House, and Saratoga, among other locations. His letters home to his mother reveal much about the economic hardships experienced by both soldiers and those at home.