Mira S. Rowe to Samuel Bigelow, March 18, 1863

Rowe to Bigelow.pdf

Title

Mira S. Rowe to Samuel Bigelow, March 18, 1863

Subject

Gardner, Mira Simpson Rowe, 1810-1900
Bigelow, Samuel, 1819-1901
Rowe, Frederick E., 1846-1921
Merrifield, Lucius W., 1843-1886
Civil War--U.S.--1861-1865

Description

Handwritten, 2-page letter on 9" x 5 1/2" writing paper, from Mira Rowe, writing from Hudson, NY, to Samuel Bigelow, with the 37th Mass. Regiment in Virginia, March 18, 1863. The author had travelled from Conway, Mass. to Hudson, NY to consult with her brother and ask him to accompany her to visit her 17-year-old son, Frederick E. Rowe, in a military hospital, presumably in Virginia. Frederick Rowe served alongside Bigelow in Company H of the Mass. 37th. She decides not to make the trip to see her son because it is deemed by friends to be unsafe. She asks Samuel to check on Frederick for her.
The letter was folded into the front of Samuel Bigelow's pocket diary (CHS-2017-007)
The letter encloses another letter (not found) written to Lucius W. Merrifield, another Conway man serving in the same regiment.
Fold marks, staining and small tears.

Creator

Mira Simpson Rowe Gardner (1810-1900)

Date

1863-03-18

Contributor

Gift of Jan Rieke & Judith Streeter, Damascus, MD.

Source

CHS

Rights

CHS. Fair use.

Format

pdf

Type

Text

Identifier

CHS-2017-007.1

Coverage

Conway, Mass.
Hudson, New York

Identifier

016

Tags

Citation

Mira Simpson Rowe Gardner (1810-1900), “Mira S. Rowe to Samuel Bigelow, March 18, 1863,” Conway Historical Society, accessed May 16, 2022, https://conwaymasshistory.org/items/show/1221.