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Peleg Bradford Letters

 Collection
Identifier: SpC MS 0068

Scope and Contents

These papers consist of Peleg Bradford's letters to friends and family during his time as a soldier in the Civil War. Collection also includes typewritten copies of the original letters.

Dates

  • August 28, 1862-April 7, 1865

Creator

Access Restrictions

Kept at Fogler Library's offsite storage facility. One week's notice required for retrieval.

Use Restrictions

Information on literary rights available in the repository.

Biographical Note

Peleg Bradford was born in 1841. He joined the 18th Maine Voluntary Infantry (later 1st Maine Heavy Artillery) and was mustered in on August 21, 1862 at Bangor. The Regiment left Bangor for Washington D.C., August 24, 1862. They served in the defense of Washington D.C. till May 15, 1864 when they were assigned to the Army of the Potomac. During June 16-18, 1864, the Regiment participated in the assault on Petersburg. Bradford was wounded on the 17th of June. His leg was amputated and he spent the balance of the war in the hospital. He was discharged with the regiment Sep 20, 1865. Bradford married Cynthia McPhearson, Oct 7, 1866. He became a selectman of Carmel and ran a sawmill. He died in 1918 or 1919. His brother Owen was killed at Petersburg, age 16 years, 8 months.

Extent

1 linear foot (1 box)

Language of Materials

English

Overview

These papers consist of Peleg Bradford's letters to friends and family during his time as a soldier in the Civil War.

Organization and Arrangement

The letters are arranged chronologically.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Gift of Mr. Richard S. Bradford of Orono, Me., December 1984.

Title
Guide to the Peleg Bradford Letters
Status
Box And Folder List Available
Date
2011
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Language of description
English
Script of description
Code for uncoded script
Language of description note
Finding aid written in English.

Repository Details

Part of the Raymond H. Fogler Library Special Collections Repository

Contact:
5729 Raymond H. Fogler Library
University of Maine
Orono ME 04469-5729 United States
207-581-1686