Rebecca Usher on Grant and Chamberlain, Bar Mills, 1865

Contributed by Maine Historical Society


Rebecca Usher of Hollis, who had been a nurse in Pennsylvania, Maryland, and Washington, D.C., during the Civil War wrote to her sister, Martha Usher Osgood, describing her visit to Portland where she saw and shook hands with Gen. U.S. Grant.

Usher had also wanted to go to Brunswick, where Grant was going to be with Gen. Joshua Chamberlain, but had at first declined because of company at home.

However, Usher finally did go to Brunswick and saw Grant, his wife and four children, Gov. Israel Washburn, Gen. Ayres, Chamberlain, and others.

View/Add Comments


Item has a transcription view a full transcription

About This Item

  • Title: Rebecca Usher on Grant and Chamberlain, Bar Mills, 1865
  • Creator: Usher, Rebecca R.
  • Creation Date: 1865-08-08
  • Subject Date: 1865
  • Town: Bar Mills, Brunswick, Portland
  • County: Cumberland, York
  • State: ME
  • Media: Ink on paper
  • Dimensions: 20.5 cm x 12.5 cm
  • Local Code: Coll. 9, Box 1/7
  • Collection: Rebecca Usher papers
  • Object Type: Text

Cross Reference Searches

Standardized Subject Headings


For more information about this item, contact:

Maine Historical Society
485 Congress Street, Portland, ME 04101
(207) 774-1822 x230

Use of this Item is not restricted by copyright and/or related rights, but the holding organization is contractually obligated to limit use. For more information, please contact the contributing organization. However, watermarked Maine Memory Network images may be used for educational purposes.

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.