Contributed by Maine Historical Society
David Brown wrote to Benjamin H. Hinds of the Maine Agency Sanitary Commission about his desire to disinter Charles W. Allen, who was buried at the new National Cemetery at Arlington, in order to rebury Allen in Maine.
Brown wanted to know how much it would cost to remove the body and have it returned to Maine, including the cost of the coffin.
Charles W. Allen was 21 when he enlisted in Co. C of the 18th Maine Infantry on August 21, 1862. In December 1862, he transferred to Co. C of the Maine 1st Heavy Artillery.
Allen died at Lincoln Hospital on July 21, 1864.
About This Item
- Title: Letter concerning reburial of soldier, Hampden, 1864
- Creator: Brown, David
- Creation Date: 1864-10-12
- Subject Date: 1864-10-12
- Town: Arlington
- State: VA
- Media: Ink on paper
- Dimensions: 24.7 cm x 19.6 cm
- Local Code: Coll. 1533, Box 2/1
- Collection: Maine Agency Sanitary Commission records
- Object Type: Text
For more information about this item, contact:Maine Historical Society
485 Congress Street, Portland, ME 04101
(207) 774-1822 x230
Cross Reference Searches
LC Subject Headings
- Alexandria National Cemetery (Alexandria, Va.)--1860-1870
- Hinds, Benjamin H.--Correspondence
- Maine Agency Sanitary Commission
- Maine--Civil War, 1861-1865
- United States Sanitary Commission
- United States--Civil War, 1861-1865
- United States. Army. Maine Heavy Artillery Regiment, 1st (1863-1865). Company C
Please post your comment below to share with others. If you'd like to privately share a comment or correction with MMN staff, please use this form.