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Label
1860-1867
Inclusive dates
1860-1867
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Letters, 1860-1867, written by James A. Littlefield of Greenwood, Oxford County, Maine while he was serving with the 5th Maine Volunteers in Virginia during the Civil War. The letters are written to his cousin Martha Rice of Waterville, Kennebec County, Maine. Subjects include his plans to enlist, his stay in the hospital, the Battle of Bull Run and General McDowell's censure after his defeat, Littlefield's trip home after his term of service expired, his re-enlistment, and subsequent regrets at doing so, comments on General John Charles Frémont, Henry Wise's defeat at Roanoke Island and the capture of many Confederate prisoners, camp life, including meals taken, target practice, marching, and inspections, troop movements, weather, his viewing of the Monitor at Fortress Monroe, battle strategies, General McClellan's removal from command, the mistreatment of privates, his opinions on General Joseph Hooker, battles and skirmishes fought, the Battle of Big Bethel, and his encampment near Charlestown and Harpers Ferry
Member of
Action
  • Accessioned
  • Described
Biographical or historical data
James A. Littlefield was a resident of Greenwood, Maine. He served with the 5th Maine Infantry during the Civil War.
Cataloging source
Vi
Form designation
Letters
Label
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Arrangement
Chronological.
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  • The Library of Virginia
Extent
94
Immediate source of acquisition
East Coast Books
http://library.link/vocab/recordID
000500323
Type of unit
p.

Library Locations

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