W.B. Adams from Cold Harbor, Va., 1864

Contributed by Maine Historical Society


Musician William B. Adams of the 5th Maine Regiment, a native of Raymond, reported to his sister Dorothy that he was "pretty well tired out -- having a great deal of fighting and short living."

He noted that 12 members of the regiment had been wounded or killed in the past three days and half the regiment lost since the war began.

"There has been some very hard fighting in this place and Gen Grant is proposing to seize it."

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  • Title: W.B. Adams from Cold Harbor, Va., 1864
  • Creator: Adams, William B.
  • Creation Date: 1864-06-07
  • Subject Date: 1864
  • Town: Cold Harbor
  • State: VA
  • Media: Ink on paper
  • Local Code: Coll. 371, Box 1/4
  • Collection: William Bryant Adams Civil War letters and diaries
  • Object Type: Text

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