Letter from Luther Lawrence to his father, June 2, 1861

Contributed by North Yarmouth Historical Society


Letter from Luther Lawrence, a Civil War soldier serving in the 11th Maine Infantry Regiment, to his father, June 2, 1861, about travel from Portland to New York.

Luther left a legacy of his experiences during the Civil War as letters written to family members at home. Most of his letters were written to his older brother Frank, who lived in Portland, and a few were to his father Nathaniel Lawrence of Pownal.

Starting with this letter, Luther went on to write many more letters, about about slavery, officers (including General McClellan), military strategies, conditions in the camps, health of the men, and details of his travels.

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  • Title: Letter from Luther Lawrence to his father, June 2, 1861
  • Creator: Lawrence, Luther
  • Creation Date: 1861-06-02
  • Subject Date: 1861-06-02
  • Town: Boston, Pownal
  • County: Cumberland, Suffolk
  • State: MA, ME
  • Media: Ink on paper
  • Dimensions: 20 cm x 13 cm
  • Object Type: Text

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