James E. Mitchell letter from Relay House, MD, 1861Item 35556 info
Maine Historical Society
Sgt. James E. Mitchell wrote frequently to Persis Blanchard of Cumberland. The graphic printed on the stationery he used for a letter sent from Relay House, Maryland, identifies his regiment and state, and also includes three American flags, a soldier, tents and the U.S. Capitol.
An accompanying envelope bore another common theme of patriotic imagery: "onward."
"Ned" Mitchell of Yarmouth served in Co. C of the 10th Maine Infantry, and then in its replacement unit, the 29th Maine.