Meshach P. Larry letter, Dec. 18, 1862Item 5504 info
Maine Historical Society
Writing on December 18, 1862 to his sister Phebe in Windham, Larry describes the Battle of Fredericksburg:
"We crosed the Raphanoc last saturday about noon and ameidatly went on to the field of battle the shot and shell wised thick and fast and the crack of musketry and the roar of artilery was terific."
He added that Gen. Berry was "cool as a cucumber and our oficers done them selves credit."
Yet he was unsure that the war was being well fought.
He concluded, "it is rather cold and I am rather blue. Can not tell what we have ben about untill we get the papers but if we have won a victory do not show in defeat."