W.B. Adams on failed campaign, 1863

Contributed by Maine Historical Society

Description

William B. Adams of Co. K of the 5th Maine Infantry wrote to his sister Dora in Maine on May 10, 1863 to describe the failed effort at the Battle of Chancellorsville.

He wrote that the fighting lasted seven days and 97 soldiers from the 5th Maine were killed, wounded, or missing.

View/Add Comments

Transcription

Item has a transcription view a full transcription

About This Item

  • Title: W.B. Adams on failed campaign, 1863
  • Creator: Adams, William B.
  • Creation Date: 1863-05-10
  • Subject Date: 1863
  • Town: Chancellorsville
  • State: VA
  • Media: Ink on paper
  • Local Code: Coll. 371, Box 1/3
  • 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
Website

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