Meshach P. Larry letter, Nov. 7, 1862

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.

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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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