Contributed by Washburn Norlands Living History Center
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.
About This Item
- Title: Caroline Washburn Holmes proof of marriage, Livermore, 1863
- Creator: Leonard, H. C.
- Creation Date: 1863-09-15
- Subject Date: 1857-06-03
- Local Name: Norlands
- Town: Livermore
- County: Androscoggin
- State: 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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Standardized Subject Headings
- Holmes, Freeland S., 1827-1863
- United States. Army. Maine Infantry Regiment, 6th (1861-1864)
- Military service--1860-1870
- Maine--History--Civil War, 1862-1865
- United States--Pension Bureau
- United States--History--Civil War, 1861-1865
For more information about this item, contact:Washburn Norlands Living History Center
290 Norlands Road, Livermore, ME 04253
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