Letter seeking bounty pay, Virginia, 1864

Contributed by Maine Historical Society


Edmund N. Davis of Newfield, a private in Co. G of the 1st Maine Heavy Artillery Regiment, wrote to the agent of the Maine Agency Sanitary Commission from Wolf Hospital in Alexandria asking to be paid his bounty. He wrote, "My famaley wants it very Much."

Davis was 44 when he enlisted on December 21, 1863. He was mustered out on April 21, 1865.

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About This Item

  • Title: Letter seeking bounty pay, Virginia, 1864
  • Creator: Davis, Edmund N.
  • Creation Date: 1864-10-14
  • Subject Date: 1864
  • Town: Alexandria, Newfield
  • County: York
  • State: ME, VA
  • Media: Ink on paper
  • Dimensions: 20.2 cm x 12.6 cm
  • Local Code: Coll. 1533, Box 2/1
  • Collection: Maine Agency Sanitary Commission records
  • Object Type: Text

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