News Archive 2009-2018

Civil War Letters, Journal by Alumnus Sgt. Horatio Fox Smith in Special Collections Archives

Horatio Fox Smith of the Class of 1865.

A journal and letters from Sergeant Horatio Fox Smith, a member of the Bowdoin College Class of 1865, written while enlisted in the 31st Maine Infantry Regiment, were recently acquired by Bowdoin College’s George J. Mitchell Department of Special Collections & Archives, where they join thousands of other Civil War letters, diaries and photographs documenting both the battlefield and the home front.