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Lt. Charles A. Garcelon, 16th Maine

Charles Garcelon to Jane Waldron, ca. 1863

Charles Garcelon to Jane Waldron, ca. 1863

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Edmund S. Muskie Archives and Special Collections Library

In a letter that appears to have been written in December 1863 to his aunt Jane Waldron, Charles Garcelon comments that he has not hear from his father, Maine Surgeon General Alonzo Garcelon, for some time.

"I suppose he is to busy to answer my letters," Charles muses. He then adds, "I wonder if he remembers the memorable event it seems to me every body should remember that I am 21."

Garcelon's birthday, November 14, was spent, he said, at Rappahannock Station, Virginia.

It is the final letter in this collection.

Garcelon remained in the army until May 1866. On June 30, 1864, he was promoted to full captain in the U.S. Volunteers Quartermaster's Dept. Infantry Regiment.


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