A period photograph of the winter 1861 / 1862 Louden’s Hill encampment of the 4th Maine Infantry Regiment. Located about 2 ½ miles from Alexandria near Fort Lyon, Virginia. The image is overlaid by a finely carved bone and laurel root cigar holder.

Some lucky little girl would be most pleased by a beautifully done rag doll face lovingly fashioned from a left over beef bone.

W. Frank Rogers: A twenty-one year old resident of Brownville, Maine when he enlisted as Private of Co. H 11th Maine Infantry. Rogers was killed in action at Bermuda Hundred, Virginia June 2 1864.

The bone finger ring of an unidentified member of the hard fought 3rd Maine Volunteers.

Frank Fairbrother : A nineteen year old resident of Palmyra, Maine when he enlisted as a Private of Co. G 16th Maine, Fairbrother died of wounds suffered at Gettysburg on July 1, 1863.

A winter quarters sketch by Corporal Edgar A. Burpee of the 19th Maine Infantry is annotated

“As your special correspondent appeared while writing this letter”. A Rockland , Maine resident young Burpee joined the fray in the summer of 1862 when he enlisted as a Corporal of Co. I. Before his mid May discharge in 1864 Burpee would rise to the commissioned rank of Captain. Captured at Jerusalem Plank Road, Virginia in June 1864 Capt. Burpee was confined in Confederate prisons at Macon, Georgia then Columbia, South Carolina.