Contributed by Sebago Historical Society
In this letter David Brown, Draft Orderly Sergeant, answers the letter that he received from Adjutant General Hodsdon, in regards to the improprieties in the draft that was called in Sebago in Sept 1862.
He defends his actions saying, "I write this to explain why I done what I did just to evade a cession Riot!!!"
About This Item
- Title: David Brown's letter from Sebago to John L Hodsdon, 1862
- Creator: Brown, David
- Creation Date: 1862-09-29
- Subject Date: 1862-09-29
- Location: Sebago, Cumberland County, ME
- Media: Ink on paper
- Dimensions: 24.8 cm x 19 cm
- Local Code: W CC NW 21
- Collection: Maine State Archives
- Object Type: Text
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Standardized Subject Headings
- United States--Civil War, 1861-1865
- Maine--Civil War, 1861-1865
- United States. Army--Recruiting and enlistment, etc.
- Bounties, Military--United States--Cases
- Bounties--Military--19th century
For more information about this item, contact:Sebago Historical Society
PO Box 59, Sebago, ME 04029
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