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Contributed by: Cary Library
Location: Houlton; Bangor
Contributed by: Maine Historical Society/MaineToday Media
Date: circa 1926
Media: Glass Negative
Contributed by: Belfast Historical Society
Media: ink on paper
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.
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.
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.
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… Individuals: Stories, Letters, Diaries
Emerson Letter Emerson Fales, born October 11, 1834 lived in Thomaston Maine. He was a mason soldier of the 4th Me.
… Letter from Daniel Lord to his wife, July 21, 1861 Contributed by Maine Historical Society Description Daniel Lord wrote to his second…
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