Lt. George B. Stevens letter to wife, Long Island, 1862

Contributed by Westbrook Historical Society


Lt. George B. Stevens wrote his wife, Jean "Jennie" Graham Stevens, when he was aboard the steamer State of Maine in Long Island Sound on October 17, 1862. Stevens (1839-1926), of Westbrook, enlisted Sept. 29, 1862 as a 1st Lieutenant in the 25th Maine Infantry.
He had married Jean S. Graham on Dec. 1, 1861.

In the letter, he uses the word "soger" -- in quotations. It was slang for "soldier," referring to the popular pronunciation of the word.

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  • Title: Lt. George B. Stevens letter to wife, Long Island, 1862
  • Creator: George Byron Stevens
  • Creation Date: 1862-10-17
  • Subject Date: 1862
  • Locations:
    • Long Island Sound, NY
    • Westbrook, Cumberland County, ME
  • Media: Ink on paper
  • Dimensions: 21 cm x 20 cm
  • Local Code: D4-3.1 Geo. B. Stevens 25th Maine letters
  • Collection: Geo. B. Stevens, 25th Maine, Civil War letters
  • Object Type: Text

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Westbrook Historical Society
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