Clara Moses letter to soldier, Scarborough, ca. 1862

Contributed by Scarborough Historical Society & Museum


Clara A. Moses wrote to her friend Pvt. Gardner J. Waterhouse, who was serving in Co. G of the 7th Maine Regiment during the Civil War. Moses discussed other friends who have joined the army, as well as friends who remained at home in Scarborough.

Moses told Waterhouse to be careful with whom he associated because there are were great many "bad fellows" serving with him. She also cautioned him to save his money so he could buy a farm, if he desired, upon his return home from the war. Clara also told Gardner that she was his friend and hoped he would write her, and then visit upon returning home.

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  • Title: Clara Moses letter to soldier, Scarborough, ca. 1862
  • Creation Date: circa 1862
  • Subject Date: circa 1862
  • Location: Scarborough, Cumberland County, ME
  • Media: Ink on paper
  • Dimensions: 15.24 cm x 10.16 cm
  • Object Type: Text

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Scarborough Historical Society & Museum
PO Box 156, Scarborough, ME 04070-0156
(207) 885-9997

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