Caroline Washburn Holmes proof of marriage, Livermore, 1863

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H.C. Leonard wrote this letter as evidence to prove that Caroline Washburn Holmes was married to Freeland Salmon Holmes, a surgeon in the 6th Maine Regiment during the Civil War.

Caroline Holmes needed proof of her marriage in order to receive a pension after her husband's death on June 23, 1863 at a camp near Germantown, Virginia.

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  • Title: Caroline Washburn Holmes proof of marriage, Livermore, 1863
  • Creator: H. C. Leonard
  • Creation Date: 1863-09-15
  • Subject Date: 1857-06-03
  • Location: Livermore, Androscoggin County, ME
  • Media: Ink on paper
  • Dimensions: 20.40 cm x 12.79 cm
  • Local Code: Box 1 Folder 2
  • Collection: Caroline Ann Washburn Holmes Collection: Letters Received 1862-1864
  • Object Type: Text

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

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