Sgt. James E. Mitchell wrote frequently to Persis Blanchard of Cumberland. The graphic printed on the stationery he used for a letter sent from Relay House, Maryland, identifies his regiment and state, and also includes three American flags, a soldier, tents and the U.S. Capitol.
An accompanying envelope bore another common theme of patriotic imagery: "onward."
"Ned" Mitchell of Yarmouth served in Co. C of the 10th Maine Infantry, and then in its replacement unit, the 29th Maine.
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