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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:   Charles Dillingham to William Wirt Henry

Creator:  Dillingham, Charles, b. 1837

Date:  1861-08-07

Resource type:   correspondence

August 7, 1861 from Clermont, Virginia. Writes Vermont 3rd located at the Chain Bridge Georgetown Heights, picket duty, illness among the men, sudden death of soldiers from sore throat.

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    Title:   Charles Dillingham to William Wirt Henry

    Creator:  Dillingham, Charles, b. 1837

    Date:  1861-08-16

    Resource type:   correspondence

    Writes of wishing to be sent food such as dried beef, cheese, pickles, maple sugar, crackers. Mentions Bush Hill, camping in rainy weather with everything they had being wet, brigade review by General Smith, discontent among the officers. In need of recruits.

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      Title:   Charles Dillingham to William Wirt Henry

      Creator:  Dillingham, Charles, b. 1837

      Date:  1861-08-26

      Resource type:   correspondence

      August 26, 1861 from Great Falls Maryland. Writes of furloughs and discharges not being granted without good cause, illness among the men including measles, duty guarding the river, good fishing, having acquired a horse, quarters in an old hotel with creature comforts.

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        Title:   Charles Dillingham to William Wirt Henry

        Creator:  Dillingham, Charles, b. 1837

        Date:  1861-08-28

        Resource type:   correspondence

        Writes of authority to enlist 40 men, Lt. Hoyt to go to Vermont to recruit instead of Charles Dillingham, need for good men, will try to discharge from the record those men who have died, were ordered to be in light marching order. May be to attack rebel camp across the river at Falls Church, some illness among the men.

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          Title:   Charles Dillingham to William Wirt Henry

          Creator:  Dillingham, Charles, b. 1837

          Date:  1861-11-?

          Resource type:   correspondence

          Writes of Brigade drill under General Smith, picket duty, prospect of detachment from brigade to go south, much illness among the men including a case of small pox, upcoming promotion of Lt. Crossman, cold weather, upcoming grand review by General McClellan.

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