Contributed by Pierce Family Collection through Maine Historical Society
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Capt. John Curtis (1823-1870) of Brunswick wrote to his wife, Letitia Bammer Curtis, about the impending Civil War and his sadness at the end of the United States.
"... the tears will start in all good mens eyes when this Rebellion is talked about for a few minuits but it is done and none but god can save it."
He describes conditions in Mobile and Pensacola.
He writes, "Oh dear could my life save my country I would willingly lay it down this moment and thank god that it could be bought so cheap."
He frequently shipped cotton from Mobile to England and other ports.
About This Item
- Title: Capt. John Curtis on secession, Mobile, Ala., 1861
- Creator: John Curtis
- Creation Date: 1861-01-18
- Subject Date: 1861
- Location: Mobile, AL
- Media: Ink on paper
- Collection: Pierce family collection
- Object Type: Text
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Standardized Subject Headings
- Alabama--History--Civil War, 1861-1865
- Curtis, John, 1823-1870--Personal narratives
- Curtis, John, 1823-1870--Correspondence
- United States--History--Civil War, 1861-1865
- Ship captains--Maine
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