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.
About This Item
- 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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Standardized Subject Headings
- Holmes, Freeland S., 1827-1863
- Maine--History--Civil War, 1862-1865
- Military uniforms--American
- United States--Civil War, 1861-1865
- United States. Army. Maine Infantry Regiment, 6th (1861-1864)
For more information about this item, contact:Washburn Norlands Living History Center
290 Norlands Road, Livermore, ME 04253
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