W.B. Adams on failed campaign, 1863

Contributed by Maine Historical Society


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.

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  • 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

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