Ned to Persis Blanchard, Relay House, MD, 1861Item 35557 info
Maine Historical Society
Here Mitchell used decorated letterhead with an image of a soldier holding an 1861 American flag, while standing on a 1776 flag with 13 stars.
The dates 1776 and 1861also appear, marking the Declaration of Independence and the beginning of the war.
His envelope, with an image of George Washington, continued the theme.
Mitchell wrote to Persis Blanchard of Cumberland about Thanksgiving and the ill effects of inexperienced soldiers – including those in the 5th and 13th Maine regiments.