Contributed by Maine Historical Society
Meshach P. Larry (1835-1864), a native of Windham, wrote this letter near Warrenton Junction, Virginia, to his sister, Phebe.
A blacksmith by trade, he joined Maine's 17th Regiment Company H on August 18, 1862. Larry and his sister wrote to each other frequently during the Civil War, and his letters paint a vivid picture of the life of a soldier.
The letters end just before Larry went missing after the Battle of the Wilderness. He was last seen on May 6, 1864.
About This Item
- Title: Meshach P. Larry letter, Nov. 7, 1862
- Creator: Larry, Meshach P.
- Creation Date: 1862-11-07
- Subject Date: 1862
- Town: Warrenton Junction
- State: VA
- Media: Ink on paper
- Dimensions: 20 cm x 13 cm
- Local Code: Coll. S-293
- Collection: Meshach P. Larry letters
- Object Type: Text
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Standardized Subject Headings
- Larry, Meshach P. (1835-1864)--Letters
- Maine--History--Civil War, 1861-1865--Regimental Histories
- United States. Army. Maine Infantry Regiment, 17th (1862-1865)--Personal narratives
- Warrenton Junction (Va.)
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