Letter concerning reburial of soldier, Hampden, 1864

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.

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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

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