William Adams to sister on military routines, Virginia, 1861

Contributed by Maine Historical Society


William B. Adams (1842-1922) of Casco, who enlisted in Co. K of the 5th Maine Infantry at age 18, wrote to his sister Mary about the company's daily routines of drill, dress parades, and guard duty in northern Virginia.

He also discussed the various rumors about where the company would be sent and if they would be going home.

View/Add Comments


Item has a transcription view a full transcription

About This Item

  • Title: William Adams to sister on military routines, Virginia, 1861
  • Creation Date: 1861
  • Subject Date: 1861
  • Locations:
    • Casco, Cumberland County, ME
    • Alexandria, 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

Cross Reference Searches

Standardized Subject Headings


For more information about this item, contact:

Maine Historical Society
485 Congress Street, Portland, ME 04101
(207) 774-1822 x230

Use of this Item is not restricted by copyright and/or related rights, but the holding organization is contractually obligated to limit use. For more information, please contact the contributing organization. However, watermarked Maine Memory Network images may be used for educational purposes.

How to cite content on this site

Please post your comment below to share with others. If you'd like to privately share a comment or correction with MMN staff, please send us a message with this link.