Soldier's request for shoes, stockings, 1864

Contributed by Maine Historical Society


Francis Sabine of Eastport was 30 when he enlisted as a corporal in Co. K of the 6th Infantry Regiment on July 15, 1861. Sabine is listed as deserting from the regiment on January 14, 1863.

On February 2, 1864, Sabine wrote to the Maine Agency Sanitary Commission asking for a pair of shoes, two pairs of stockings and a pair of drawers. The letter was sent from the Central Guard House.

Sabine was listed in the 1860 census as living with his parents and working as a seaman.

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About This Item

  • Title: Soldier's request for shoes, stockings, 1864
  • Creator: Sabine, Francis E.
  • Creation Date: 1864-02-02
  • Subject Date: 1864
  • Media: Ink on paper
  • Dimensions: 25.2 cm x 19.8 cm
  • Local Code: Coll. 1533, Box 1/3
  • Collection: Maine Agency Sanitary Commission records
  • Object Type: Text

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