W.B. Adams on long marches, Virginia, 1863

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.

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  • 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

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