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Charles F. Bancroft Correspondence

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Charles F. Bancroft of Woodbury, the adopted son of Smiley Bancroft, enlisted in the 4th Vermont Regiment, Co. H, on August 28, 1861, as a Corporal. He died of disease on April 30, 1862.

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Time Period Covered: October 2, 1861 - June 26, 1862 

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Vermonters in the Civil War

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Charles F. Bancroft Civil War Letters

Published:  March 25, 2011,  University of Vermont, Bailey/Howe Library, Center for Digital Initiatives

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Title:   George F. Davis to Smiley Bancroft

Creator:  Davis, George F., 1815-1901

Date:  1862-05-07

Resource type:   correspondence

Topics include the death of Charles Bancroft while on the "Propeller Richard Willing" and an account of his possessions. The quartermaster's tone is remarkably sympathetic even while addressing official business.

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    Title:   George F. Davis to Smiley Bancroft

    Creator:  Davis, George F., 1815-1901

    Date:  1862-05-18

    Resource type:   correspondence

    Topics include plans to return Charles Bancroft's possessions to his father. One senses that the quartermaster is defending the military's hospital care in response to a complaint from Bancroft's father.

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