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Meshach P. Larry: Civil War Letters

Culp's Hill from East Cemetery Hill

Culp's Hill from East Cemetery Hill

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Maine Historical Society

Meshach P. Larry (1835-1864), a native of Windham, worked as blacksmith. He was 29 when he mustered into Co. H of the 17th Maine Regiment as a private on August 18, 1862.

Larry wrote frequently to his sister, Phebe, and the correspondence presented here is part of a collection of letters that began just after he joined the 17th Maine.

The last letter is dated just before he went missing at the Battle of the Wilderness. He was last seen on May 6, 1864.


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