Class Year

2006

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This collection contains twenty-one Civil War era letters, ranging from 1862-1865, written by Adin Thayer of the 16th Maine. Most of his letters are written to family members prior to his capture and imprisonment in the Confederate prison camp in Salisbury, North Carolina. The final letter in the collection is dated April 26th, 1865 and is addressed to Thayer’s father from Sgt. William Fennelly, of the 16th Maine informing him of his son’s death.

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Publication Date

June 2006

Keywords

Civil War, 16th Maine, Waterville, Maine, Battle of Gettysburg, Prisoner of War, Belle Isle Prison, Richmond, Overland Campaign, Petersburg, Battle of Weldon Railroad, Confederate Prison Camp

Disciplines

History | Military History | United States History

MS-072: Adin B. Thayer, Co. B, 16th Maine Volunteer Infantry

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