Vermont soldiers in the Civil War wrote an enormous quantity of letters and diaries, of which many thousands have survived in libraries, historical societies, and in private hands. This collection represents a selection of letters and diaries from...
Vermont soldiers in the Civil War wrote an enormous quantity of letters and diaries, of which many thousands have survived in libraries, historical societies, and in private hands. This collection represents a selection of letters and diaries from the University of Vermont and the Vermont Historical Society.
The collection includes materials dating from 1861-1865. Materials were selected for digitization to provide a variety of perspectives on events and issues. The voices represented in the collection include private soldiers and officers, as well as a few civilians. All of the extant Civil War-era letters or diaries of each of the selected individuals (at least, all that are to be found in the participating institutions’ collections) are included; each adds a certain experience and point of view to the whole.
Officers in the photo above are (from left to right): Lieutenant Colonel Charles B. Stoughton, Colonel Edwin H. Stoughton, Major Harry N. Worthen. All are from the Fourth Vermont Infantry Regiment.
Topics include a pass allowing Roswell Farnham to and from Washington D.C.
Edwin H. Stoughton to Roswell Farnham
Creator: Stoughton, Edwin H.
Date: 1863-01-12, 1863-01-12
A brief communication from Brig. Gen. Stoughton to Farnham informing Farnham to withdraw the five (5) Companies and report to his Regiment at once.
Frederick Holbrook to Roswell Farnham
Creator: Holbrook, Frederick.
Date: 1862-12-02, 1862-12-02
Farnham receives a brief letter from Governor Frederick Holbrook of Vermont writing from Montpelier of Farnham's concerns about soldier vacancies in the Vermont regiments and the method to fill them. Mentions Col. Proctor. more
George Prichard, C. C. P. Baldwin, and R. C. Johnson to Roswell Farnham
Creator: Prichard, George; Baldwin, C. C. P.; and Johnson.
Date: 1862-10-04, 1862-10-04
Topics include the presentation of a horse to Roswell Farnham because of his patriotism.
N. S. Leffnis to Roswell Farnham
Creator: Leffnis, N. S.
Date: 1862-11-21, 1862-11-21
Orders to guards to allow Roswell Farnham to travel to and from Washington and Alexandria via Long Bridge by order of General Casey ; N.S. Jeffries, Assist. Adjt. General.