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Warren E. Bliss to Smiley Bancroft

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Item Description

Title: Warren E. Bliss to Smiley Bancroft

Author

  • Bliss, Warren E., 1840-1930

Recipient

  • Bancroft,Smiley, 1808-1874

Source Document

Extent: 7 pages

Date Created: June 19, 1862

Description

Topics include moving to camp near the Chickahominy, anticipation of a battle at Richmond, the capture of Fort Darling, a description of the Battle of Fair Oaks, and the death of Charles Bancroft. Topics include moving to camp near the Chickahominy, anticipation of a battle at Richmond, the capture of Fort Darling, a description of the Battle of Fair Oaks, and the death of Charles Bancroft. Use of hot air balloons in reconnaissance is mentioned, as is the observation that many plantations are deserted by their owners and run by slaves, Gen. McClellan threatened to turn every "White House" (plantation) into a hospital.

Genre(s): correspondence

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Language(s): English

Note [Digital Version]

2012-01-31, Center for Digital Initiatives, University of Vermont Libraries

Type of Resource: text

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Requests to reproduce this item should be sent to Vermont Historical Society Library, vhs-library@state.vt.us. For more information, see http://cdi.uvm.edu/about/rights.
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http://cdi.uvm.edu/collections/item/cwvhsBlissWarren01

Preferred citation

Warren E. Bliss to Smiley Bancroft, Vermont Historical Society Library, Barre, Vermont, http://cdi.uvm.edu/collections/item/cwvhsBlissWarren01 (accessed August 20, 2014)

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