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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:   W. C. Holbrook to John Wolcott Phelps

Creator:  Holbrook, W. C.

Date:  1863-04-18

Resource type:   correspondence

Topics include investigation of the 7th Vermont Regiment's role in the Battle of Baton Rouge, and the suggestion to bring charges against General Butler. The writer, Col. Holbrook, apologizes for not representing the regiment as well as he could have, were he more experienced in the Courts of Inquiry. Holbrook mentions "a good deal of marching and counter marching" in the Baton Rouge area.

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    Title:   W. C. Holbrook to John Wolcott Phelps

    Creator:  Holbrook, W. C.

    Date:  1861-11-25

    Resource type:   correspondence

    Topics include Lt. W. C. Holbrook of the 4th Vermont Regiment planning to meet Brig. Gen. John Wolcott Phelps at Old Point but must wait for orders from Gen. McClellan first.

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      Title:   W. C. Holbrook to John Wolcott Phelps

      Creator:  Holbrook, W. C.

      Date:  1861-11-25

      Resource type:   correspondence

      Topics include Lt. Adjt. W. C. Holbrook of the 4th Vermont Regiment requesting from Captain Mundee an order to report to Brig. Gen. John Wolcott Phelps at Old Point, Virginia as Aid de Camp.

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        Title:   W. C. Holbrook to John Wolcott Phelps

        Creator:  Holbrook, W. C.

        Date:  1861-11-29

        Resource type:   correspondence

        Topics include the Command General denying Lt. Adjt. W. C. Holbrook's request and W. C. Holbrook asking Brig. Gen. John Wolcott Phelps to order W. C. Holbrook to report to him.

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