Contributed by Maine Historical Society
Fifer William B. Adams, age 20, wrote to his sister that the 5th Maine Infantry had been on the move for 40 to 50 days and had marched or fought every day except two. The shortest march was 12 miles and the longest was 37 miles.
He was writing from Wheatland, Virginia, nine miles from Leesburg.
He also reported on seeing a list of men from Maine who had been drafted and expected some of them would be assigned to his regiment.
About This Item
- Title: W.B. Adams on long marches, Virginia, 1863
- Creator: Adams, William B.
- Creation Date: 1863-07-20
- Subject Date: 1863
- Town: Wheatland
- 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
Cross Reference Searches
Standardized Subject Headings
- Adams, Dorothy K.--Correspondence
- Adams, William Bryant, 1842-1922--Correspondence
- Maine--History--Civil War, 1861-1865--Social aspects
- United States--History--Civil War, 1861-1865--Equipment and supplies
- United States--History--Civil War, 1861-1865--Personal narratives
- United States. Army--Military life
- United States. Army. Maine Infantry Regiment, 5th (1861-1864). Company K
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