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Vermonters in the Civil War

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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.

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Time Period Covered: January 1, 1861 - February 28, 1864 


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Title:   Hiram H. Barton to Melissa Barton

Creator:  Barton, Hiram H., 1836-1903

Date:  1863-06-23

Resource type:   correspondence

Writing from Camp Gray in Plymouth, North Carolina Barton speaks of white and black North Carolinians coming in to Union lines to join the Union Army, of the brogue they speak, of the sights he has seen in battle, his dislike of army life, particularly the killing. Writes of rumors about Vicksburg and what it would mean for the Union cause if it is taken.

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    Title:   Joseph Spafford to Mary Jane Spafford

    Creator:  Spafford, Joseph, 1837-1866

    Date:  1863-06-19

    Resource type:   correspondence

    Topics include that letter writing the only activity going on, it raining at last, the possibility of Lee’s Army being at Vicksburg, the expectation of not being able to go to Washington again, wishing for a new pair of pants made from nice dark blue cloth, a piece of battle worn Union flag from the 4th Regiment.

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      Title:   Justus F. Gale to Brother

      Creator:  Gale, Justus F., 1837-1863

      Date:  1863-01-04

      Resource type:   correspondence

      Topics include a sore on his hand, getting photographs of the family made, his opinion of Captain Luman M. Grout and mention of Grout’s appreciation of Southern ladies, and rumors that Vicksburg has been taken.

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        Title:   William C. Holbrook to Frederick Holbrook

        Creator:  Holbrook, William Cune, 1842-1904

        Date:  1862-07-01

        Resource type:   correspondence

        Writing to his father, Gov. Holbrook, from the steamer, Morning Sight near Vicksburg topics include asking if he can have a battery to command, mentions Fort Pike, the desire to join the artillery service, the hope to be given captaincy, and the slow bombardments by the rebels but there was an attack by 3000 Confederates thinking to board the Union mortar boats only to be beaten back when fired upon.

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          Title:   William C. Holbrook to Frederick Holbrook

          Creator:  Holbrook, William Cune, 1842-1904

          Date:  1862-07-07

          Resource type:   correspondence

          Written on illustrated letter head stationery from near Vicksburg William writes to his father, Gov. Holbrook and topics include Colonel Roberts coming to New Orleans, the rebels erecting their batteries in Grand Gulf and firing upon the Union boats coming up the river, and the possibility that the regiment will be ordered to Baton Rouge.

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            Title:   William C. Holbrook to Frederick Holbrook

            Creator:  Holbrook, William Cune, 1842-1904

            Date:  1862-07-23

            Resource type:   correspondence

            Writing to his father, Gov. Holbrook, topics include the need for medical aid because of the numerous men who are sick due to lack of sanitation, unhealthy environment (mentions miasma, vapor from swamp believed to cause disease) and lack of medicine because of some blunder, speaks of doctors doing what they can with what little they have to do with and praise for Dr. Blanchard; the rebel batteries firing upon a boat, and Adj. Parker going home on sick leave.

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              Title:   William C. Holbrook to Mother

              Creator:  Holbrook, William Cune, 1842-1904

              Date:  1862-07-22

              Resource type:   correspondence

              Topics include a Rebel “Ram” passing the Union fleet and stopping at Vicksburg, the continued bombardment, and the sickness in the regiment and the request for more medical personnel (i.e. surgeon).

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