Contributed by Maine Historical Society
John W. Mace of Farmington, a soldier in Co. G of the 16th Maine Infantry, signed a receipt to the Maine State Agency of the U.S. Sanitary Commission in Washington, D.C., certifying that he had received one pair of socks and one cotton shirt.
Mace enlisted in the regiment at age 24 on August 14, 1862. He transferred into the U.S. Veteran Reserve Corps in November 1863. He was a farm laborer prior to his enlistment.
His brother, Wilson Mace, enlisted at the same time.
About This Item
- Title: Receipt for socks, shirt, Washington, 1863
- Creator: Mace, John W.
- Creation Date: 1863-04-02
- Subject Date: 1863
- Town: Washington
- State: DC
- Media: Ink on paper
- Dimensions: 20.8 cm x 12.5 cm
- Local Code: Coll. 1533, Box 1/1
- Collection: Maine Agency Sanitary Commission records
- Object Type: Text
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Standardized Subject Headings
- United States Sanitary Commission
- Maine--History--Civil War, 1861-1865
- United States. Army. Maine Infantry Regiment, 16th (1862-1865)
- Clothing and dress
- United States--History--Civil War, 1861-1865--Civilian relief
- Maine Agency Sanitary Commission
- United States. Army. Veteran Reserve Corps
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