Contributed by Maine Historical Society
Commissary Sgt. Charles H. Pettengill wrote to Martha Usher Osgood of Hollis to thank her for a needle case he received.
Osgood was part of the Buxton-Hollis Soldiers' Aide Society and apparently made the case and embroidered her name in it.
Pettengill of the 29th Maine, was from Auburn. He described himself, told Osgood how lonely he was, and urged her to write to him.
About This Item
- Title: Sgt. Pettengill letter of thanks, Virginia, 1864
- Creator: Pettengill, C. U.
- Creation Date: 1864-12-10
- Subject Date: 1864
- Town: Auburn, Hollis, Newton, Washington
- County: Androscoggin, York
- State: DC, ME, VA
- Media: Ink on paper
- Dimensions: 20.2 cm x 12.6 cm
- Local Code: Coll. 9, Box 1/7
- Collection: Rebecca Usher papers
- Object Type: Text
Cross Reference Searches
Standardized Subject Headings
- Military medicine
- United States--History--Civil War, 1861-1865--Medical care
- United States--Civil War, 1861-1865
- Relief (Aid)
- War--Relief of sick and wounded
- United States--Civil War, 1861-1865--Equipment & supplies
- Women Societies and clubs
- United States. Army. Maine Infantry Regiment, 29th (1863-1866)
- Ladies Aid Society (Hollis, Me.)
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