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Francis Sabine family correspondence (M342)

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Title:
Francis Sabine family correspondence
Creator:
Sabine, Francis Wallingford, 1839-1864
ID:
M342
Date [bulk]:
Bulk, 1864-1865
Date [inclusive]:
1859-1908
Extent:
0.25 linear feet
Language:
English
Repository:
George J. Mitchell Department of Special Collections & Archives, Bowdoin College Library, Brunswick, Maine 04011
Abstract:
Francis Wallingford Sabine (1839-1864) was born in Bangor, Maine and was graduated from Bowdoin College in 1859. In November 1861 Sabine was commissioned as a 2nd Lieutenant into Co. E. 11th Maine Volunteer Infantry. He was wounded at the Second Battle of Deep Bottom in Petersburg, Virginia, and died on September 15, 1864. Collection includes ten Civil War-dated letters from Francis W. Sabine to his sister Mary L. Sabine of Bangor, Maine and four letters from and to Mary L. Sabine relating to the death of her brother.

Francis Wallingford Sabine was born in Bangor, Maine and was graduated from Bowdoin College in 1859 and went on to study law. In November 1861 he was commissioned as a 2nd Lieutenant into Co. E. 11th Maine Volunteer Infantry. He was wounded at the Second Battle of Deep Bottom in Petersburg, Virginia, and died less than a month later on September 15, 1864.

Ten Civil War-dated letters from Francis W. Sabine to his sister Mary L. Sabine of Bangor, Maine. The collection also includes four letters from and to Mary L. Sabine relating to the death of her brother. A letter of condolence to his father, Colonel Francis M. Sabine, on Adjutant General's Office letterhead is also included.

Francis Sabine's letters to his sister primarily discuss family matters and Maine news conveyed by his sister and other family members. Two of Sabine's letters, written from Deep Bottom, Virginia, where his regiment was participating in the Union siege of Petersburg, mention his contentment with the quiet routine of camp life, despite the threat from Confederate troops in the vicinity. Severely wounded during battle, Sabine was transferred to the Chesapeake Military Hospital in Fort Monroe, where he wrote his last leetter to Mary on August 28, 1864. He died on September 17, 1864.

F. Sabine to Mary Sabine, Dec. 26, 1859

Box 1 Folder 1

F. Sabine to Mary Sabine, Dec. 28, 1861

Box 1 Folder 2

F. Sabine to Mary Sabine, Jul. 31, 1862

Box 1 Folder 3

F. Sabine to Mary Sabine, Feb. 19, 1863

Box 1 Folder 4

F. Sabine to Mary Sabine, May 4, 1863

Box 1 Folder 5

F. Sabine to unknown, Apr.1864

Box 1 Folder 6

F. Sabine to Mary Sabine, Apr. 22, 1864

Box 1 Folder 7

F. Sabine to Mary Sabine, Jul. 1, 1864

Box 1 Folder 8

F. Sabine to Mary Sabine, Aug. 4, 1864

Box 1 Folder 9

F. Sabine to Mary Sabine, Aug. 28, 1864

Box 1 Folder 10

Mary Sabine to F. Sabine Sr., Sep. 8, 1864

Box 1 Folder 11

[Marie] L. March to Mary Sabine, Oct. 5th, 1864

Box 1 Folder 12

J.L. Hudson to F. Sabine, Nov. 20, 1865

Box 1 Folder 13

F. Sabine to Mary Sabine, undated

Box 1 Folder 14

F. Sabine to Mary Sabine, Mar., no year

Box 1 Folder 15

F. Sabine to Mary Sabine, Apr. 18[??]

Box 1 Folder 16

T.F. Cassidy & Son to Sabine W. Wood, Feb. 17, 1908

Box 1 Folder 17
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