Abner Small letter to mother and sister, 1865

Contributed by Maine Historical Society


Abner Small, a member of the 16th Maine volunteers, was captured and kept in prison in Danville, Virginia.

He wrote to his mother, Mary, and sister, Emma, in Mount Vernon from the Danville, Virginia, Prison No. 3 about waiting to be exchanged for a Confederate prisoner of war, ensuring his release.

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  • Title: Abner Small letter to mother and sister, 1865
  • Creator: Abner R. Small
  • Creation Date: 1865-01-24
  • Subject Date: 1865-01-24
  • Locations:
    • Danville, VA
    • Kennebec County, ME
  • Media: Ink on paper
  • Dimensions: 26 cm x 20 cm
  • Local Code: Coll. 135, Box 1/1
  • Collection: Abner Ralph Small papers
  • Object Type: Text

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