Contributed by Maine Historical Society
Meshach P. Larry of Windham joined Maine's 17th Regiment Co. H on August 18, 1862.
He was one of the 21 Union soldiers missing in action after a bloody battle called the Wilderness Campaign. In this letter written from Camp Pitcher to his sister Phebe, he writes candidly about his opinion of Union leadership, saying "How can there be success when the whole war is managed for the benefit of the managers?"
About This Item
- Title: Meshach P. Larry letter, Dec. 21, 1862
- Creator: Larry, Meshach P.
- Creation Date: 1862-12-21
- Subject Date: 1862
- Town: Falmouth
- State: VA
- Media: Ink on paper
- Dimensions: 11 cm x 13 cm
- Local Code: Coll. S-293
- Collection: Meshach P. Larry letters
- Object Type: Text
For more information about this item, contact:Maine Historical Society
485 Congress Street, Portland, ME 04101
(207) 774-1822 x230
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LC Subject Headings
- Camp Pitcher (Falmouth, Va.)
- Larry, Meshach P. (1835-1864)--Letters
- Maine--History--Civil War, 1861-1865--Regimental Histories
- United States--History--Civil War, 1861-1865--Campaigns--Wilderness, Battle of the, 1864
- United States. Army. Maine Infantry Regiment, 17th (1962-1865)--Personal narratives
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