The Resource Elisha Turner letter

Elisha Turner letter

Label
Elisha Turner letter, 1862 Nov. 7
Title
Elisha Turner letter
Inclusive dates
1862 Nov. 7
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Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Letter, 7 November 1862, written by Elisha Turner (1841-1927), while serving in the 25th Maine Infantry at Arlington Heights, Virginia, to an unidentified friend. Turner writes about his welfare, attending church services, his hopes for peace, inquires about acquaintances back home in Otisfield, the weather, the Virginia landscape and conditions of the Confederate troops, and he gives a description of Washington, D.C
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Biographical or historical data
Elisha Turner was born on 4 August 1841 in Otisfield, Cumberland County, Maine. He was the son of Henry Turner (!812-1864) and Mary Jane Sampson (1817-1896). He served in the 25th Maine Infantry Regiment during the Civil War. He enlisted as a Private on 29 September 1862, and was mustered out on 10 July 1863. On 7 February 1867, he married Lauriette Scribner in Otisfield. After their marriage, they lived first on his father's old homestead, but later sold it and moved to Bolster's Mills. He was living with daughter Jane Mabel Lowell in South Paris when he died in a housefire on 12 April 1927.
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VIC
Label
Elisha Turner letter
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  • The Library of Virginia
Extent
4
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There are no access restrictions
Immediate source of acquisition
Historical Collectible Auctions
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001555439
Type of unit
p.

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