Contributed by Maine Historical Society
William B. Adams of Raymond, a musician in Co. K of the 5th Maine Infantry, wrote to "Sir," probably his father, Isaac, from Alexandria, Virginia, in 1861.
After discussing various family members, he wrote, "It seems a though you get some curious news. The boys think you hear more than they do." He then reported on a "fracas" at Falls Church in which "quite a number" were killed.
Adams (1842-1922) noted that he had not been mustered into the U.S. forces yet and his unit was still wearing state uniforms.
About This Item
- Title: W. B. Adams from Alexandria, 1861
- Creator: Adams, William Bryant
- Creation Date: 1861-08-30
- Subject Date: 1861
- Town: Alexandria, Casco
- County: Cumberland
- State: ME, VA
- Media: Ink on paper
- Dimensions: 20 cm x 12.7 cm
- Local Code: Coll. 371, Box 1/2
- Collection: William Bryant Adams Civil War letters and diaries
- Object Type: Text
For more information about this item, contact:Maine Historical Society
485 Congress Street, Portland, ME 04101
(207) 774-1822 x230
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LC Subject Headings
- Adams, Isaac--Correspondence
- Adams, William Bryant, 1842-1922--Correspondence
- Maine--History--Civil War, 1861-1865--Social aspects
- United States--History--Civil War, 1861-1865--Personal narratives
- United States. Army. Maine Infantry Regiment, 5th (1861-1864). Company K
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