The Resource Gardiner McDaniel letters

Gardiner McDaniel letters

Label
Gardiner McDaniel letters, 1861
Title
Gardiner McDaniel letters
Inclusive dates
1861
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Letters, 12, 23 July, 10 August 1861, from Gardiner McDaniel of Company I, 3rd Maine Infantry to his family in Lincoln County, Maine, describing camp life, noting that his regiment has taken in runaway slaves, and commenting on the first battle of Manassas (Bull Run). McDaniel asks about how things are at home and speculates about a possible upcoming battle
Member of
Action
  • Accessioned
  • Described
Biographical or historical data
Gardiner McDaniel was born about 1841 in Lincoln County, Maine, to James McDaniel (b. ca. 1807) and Mary McDaniel (b. ca. 1809). He enlisted in Company I, 3rd Maine Infantry in 1861 when the Civil War began. After the war, McDaniel returned to Lincoln County and worked in a cotton mill as a laborer. He and his wife Ann had at least two children.
Cataloging source
VIC
Label
Gardiner McDaniel letters
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  • The Library of Virginia
Extent
8
Governing access note
There are no access restrictions
Immediate source of acquisition
Historical Collectible Auctions
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001699909
Type of unit
p.

Library Locations

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