history

I own a large number of historical documents, from books to personal letters, which deserve to be shared as I am able to scan and transcribe them.  This page will serve as a gathering point for these items.

A CARD —  In 1864 a Civil War veteran in Farmington, Maine, distributed a peculiar little note to his friends and business associates (one assumes), accusing the local newspaper of publishing an article full of false and libelous statements about himself.  Here are images of the original document and some research into who this veteran was and what may have caused his anger.

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