1863, Warren B. Thorndike, 19th Maine, Died At Andersonville Prison, Letter Home
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1863, Warren B. Thorndike, 19th Maine, Died At Andersonville Prison, Letter Home:
This is a wonderful, original letter dated May 1863,written byCpl. Warren B. Thorndike (1840-1865) ofCo. I,19th Maine Volunteer Infantry to his sister Eleanor....letter is written in very light pencil and hard to read...on patriotic stationary, 6x9, three pages.
This letter was written byCpl. Warren B. Thorndike (1840-1865) ofCo. I,19th Maine Volunteer Infantry. Warren was the son of Larkin Thorndike (1809-1893) and Abigail (Hall) Grant (1804-1863) of Camden, Knox county, Maine. He wrote the letter to his sister, Harriet Eleanora Thorndike (1843-18xx), who married Roscoe M. Carter in March 1863. As a member of the19th Maine, Thorndike saw action at Fredricksburg, Chancellorsville, Bristoe Station, Gettysburg, the Wilderness, Spotsylvania, the North Anna River and Cold Harbor. On June 23, 1864, Cpl. Thorndike and 133 other Union soldiers weretaken prisoneralong the Jerusalem Plank Road near Petersburg and marched off to Andersonville Prison. He died of scorbutusin March 1865 and is buried at Andersonville National Cemetery — grave marker 12716.
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