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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:   Justus F. Gale to Mother

Creator:  Gale, Justus F., 1837-1863

Date:  1862-08-19

Resource type:   correspondence

Topics include a few deaths in the regiment, a description of the Battle at Baton Rouge (August 5, 1862) , and the resignation and promotions within the regiment.

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    Title:   Justus F. Gale to Mother

    Creator:  Gale, Justus F., 1837-1863

    Date:  1862-10-25

    Resource type:   correspondence

    Writing to his mother, topics include marching orders to go up the railroad, waiting for a regiment of contrabands from the other side of the river to lead the way on their march, receiving his military pay, and giving his best wishes to his mother.

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