Gardiner, William H. letters (1862-1863)

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Creator:Gardiner, William H.
Creator:Thornton, Linda, Hicks, Joyce; Galati, Leslie Ann
Title:Gardiner, William H. letters (1862-1863)

These are the letter Gardiner wrote to his sweetheart, Carrie Patterson, in Belfast, Me., from Virginia and Maryland. Gardiner served as a sergeant in Company K, 4th Maine Infantry, during the Civil War. During the time period in which he wrote, Sergeant Gardiner's regiment was engaged in combat at Second Bull Run on August 29 and 30, 1862; Chantilly, Virginia on September 1, 1862; Fredericksburg, Virginia on December 13, 1862 and Chancellorsville, Virginia from May 1 to 4, 1863. He was taken prisoner at Gettysburg, Pennsylvania and died of scurvy at Andersonville Prison, Georgia on August 16, 1864

Subjects:Gardiner, William H. | Patterson, Carrie | United States. Army. Maine Infantry, 4th (1861-1864) | Maryland--History--Civil War, 1861-1865 | Virginia--History--Civil War, 1861-1865 | United States--History--Civil War, 1861-1865 | Peoples--Military Life | Government and Politics--Military | Maryland | Virginia
Collection:Auburn University Libraries' Civil War Letters
Institution:Auburn University Libraries
Contributors:Auburn University. Library. Special Collections and Archives
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William H. Gardiner Papers, RG 170

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