Letter on regimental forms, 1861Item 70082 info
Maine Historical Society
Paperwork and other details had to catch up with the 12th Maine after its speedy formation and departure for Massachusetts.
In December 1861, P. Haggerty wrote from the Dept. of New England in December 1861 to Shepley about blank forms he was sending. Part of his message is in prose, but the conclusion is in poetry:
As Captain Knight
The jolly wight
To night remains in Boston
Therefore the rolls
And paper scrolls
I send to your direction
Capt. Enoch Knight of Bridgton was the commander of Co. E of the 12th Maine.