Letter from Thomas Lindsey to Abial Bishop, 1863

Contributed by Leeds Historical Society


This letter was written by Thomas Lindsey to his uncle Abial Bishop on June 19, 1863 from encampment at Great Falls on the Potomac River near Washington. He describes the people and the farming, comparing them to his home in Leeds.

He describes also the hardships and deaths of homefolk who are soldiers in the 23d Maine, a nine-month regiment.

He survived the war, attaining rank of corporal, and married Grace Adelia Ladd of Lawrence, Mass. He moved there after the war and had one daughter.

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About This Item

  • Title: Letter from Thomas Lindsey to Abial Bishop, 1863
  • Creator: Lindsey, Thomas Jennings
  • Creation Date: 1863-06-19
  • Subject Date: 1863-06-19
  • Local Name: Bishop Hill
  • Town: Great Falls, Leeds
  • County: Androscoggin
  • State: MD, ME
  • Media: Ink on paper, letter
  • Dimensions: 21 cm x 24 cm
  • Collection: The Brewster Collection
  • Object Type: Text

For more information about this item, contact:

Leeds Historical Society
553 North Road, Leeds, ME 04263
(207) 524-2324

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