Freeland Holmes' Civil War Cap, Foxcroft, ca. 1862

Contributed by Washburn Norlands Living History Center

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This cap belonged to Freeland Salmon Holmes, who was a doctor in Foxcroft. When the Civil War broke out, he volunteered at the age of 33, leaving Foxcroft to serve as a surgeon in the 6th Regiment of Maine Volunteers.

Holmes died from diphtheria at a camp in Germantown, Virginia on June 23, 1863. He left behind his wife, Caroline Ann Washburn of Livermore, and their two children.

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  • Title: Freeland Holmes' Civil War Cap, Foxcroft, ca. 1862
  • Creation Date: circa 1862
  • Subject Date: circa 1862
  • Location: Foxcroft, Piscataquis County, ME
  • Media: Wool, brass
  • Dimensions: 13.5 cm x 48 cm x 23.5 cm
  • Object Type: Physical Object

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Washburn Norlands Living History Center
290 Norlands Road, Livermore, ME 04253
(207) 897-4366

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