George O. Newbury Letters

George O. Newbury Letters

Collection Number: 
66
Collection Length: 
0.25ft
Period: 
1862 to 1864
Finding Aid: 

George O. Newbury was raised by the Pike family at their farm in Cornish, Maine. He was mortally wounded at Bermuda Head during the Civil War and died in June of 1864 at Hampton Hospital, Fort Munroe, Virginia. The letters were donated by William A. Hunt (Professor of History at St. Lawrence University) in memory of his mother Agnes Snow Hunt a direct descendant of the Pike family. The collection consists of letters written by George Newbury to the Pike family while he was serving with the 9th Regiment - Maine Volunteers during the Civil War.