Meshach P. Larry letter, Dec. 21, 1862Item 5505 info
Maine Historical Society
In this letter written from Camp Pitcher to his sister Phebe, Meshach P. Larry writes candidly about his opinion of Union leadership.
Commenting on the Battle of Fredericksburg, which he described in the last letter, he writes, "it apears we got wiped bad in the last fight," adding that it is clear the Confederates could "wip five of us to their one."
Larry writes, "how can there be sucsess when the whole war is managed for the benefits of the Managers."