Contributed by Maine Historical Society
Abner Small writes a tongue-in-cheek letter about his Thanksgiving Dinner of horsemeat and condiments while he was in the U.S. Army.
Further in the letter he comments about the Battle of Bull Run and other regimental matters. Abner Small was a soldier in the 16th Maine Volunteers.
He wrote many letters that have survived and he also kept a diary from his prisoner of war days in a Civil War prison.
About This Item
- Title: Abner Small to the Emersons, Nov. 20, 1861
- Creator: Small, Abner R.
- Creation Date: 1861-11-20
- Subject Date: 1861
- Town: Waterville
- County: Kennebec
- State: ME
- Media: Ink on paper
- Dimensions: 20 cm x 14 cm
- Local Code: Coll. 135, Box 1/1
- Collection: Abner Ralph Small papers
- Object Type: Text
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Standardized Subject Headings
- Small, Abner R. (1836-1910)--Correspondences
- United States--History--Civil War, 1861-1865--Regimental histories--Maine Infantry--16th
- United States--History--Civil War, 1861-1865--Personal narratives
- United States. Army. Maine Infantry Regiment, 16th (1862-1865)
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