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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:   Wheelock G. Veazey to Julia A. Veazey

Creator:  Veazey, Wheelock G., 1835-1898

Date:  [1861]-07-19

Resource type:   correspondence

Topics include orders to march to Baltimore under General Banks on Tuesday.

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    Title:   Wheelock G. Veazey to Julia A. Veazey

    Creator:  Veazey, Wheelock G., 1835-1898

    Date:  1861-08-14

    Resource type:   correspondence

    Topics include the cold weather in camp and one of the corporals cutting off his thumb.

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      Title:   Wheelock G. Veazey to Julia A. Veazey

      Creator:  Veazey, Wheelock G., 1835-1898

      Date:  1861-08-17

      Resource type:   correspondence

      Topics include the sacrifice made by all the soldiers, the Vermont 2nd Regiment at Bull Run, and the fight but up by the Zouaves and the New York 69th Regiment.

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        Title:   Wheelock G. Veazey to Julia A. Veazey

        Creator:  Veazey, Wheelock G., 1835-1898

        Date:  1861-08-18

        Resource type:   correspondence

        Topics include plans to capture a company in Virginia, the danger the Capitol is in according to General Smith, and the preventative steps being taken to protect it.

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          Title:   Wheelock G. Veazey to Julia A. Veazey

          Creator:  Veazey, Wheelock G., 1835-1898

          Date:  [1861]-08-21

          Resource type:   correspondence

          Topics include the safe return of the company from an expedition.

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            Title:   Wheelock G. Veazey to Julia A. Veazey

            Creator:  Veazey, Wheelock G., 1835-1898

            Date:  1861-08-25

            Resource type:   correspondence

            Topics include Wheelock G. Veazey being in command of the Regiment for about a week, scouting Virginia, and General Smith making recommendations for Lt. Col. Hyde to be promoted to Col. and Wheelock G. Veazey to be promoted to Lt. Col.

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              Title:   Wheelock G. Veazey to Julia A. Veazey

              Creator:  Veazey, Wheelock G., 1835-1898

              Date:  1861-06-27

              Resource type:   correspondence

              Topics include Wheelock G. Veazey telling his wife Julia A. Veazey how much he loves and misses her.

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                Title:   Wheelock G. Veazey to Julia A. Veazey

                Creator:  Veazey, Wheelock G., 1835-1898

                Date:  [1861]-07-19

                Resource type:   correspondence

                Topics include a change of plans to leave for Baltimore on Wednesday instead of Tuesday.

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                  Title:   Wheelock G. Veazey to Julia A. Veazey

                  Creator:  Veazey, Wheelock G., 1835-1898

                  Date:  1861-07-21

                  Resource type:   correspondence

                  Topics include a description of a riot Wheelock G. Veazey was in charge of dissipating because of the absence of Colonel Hyde.

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                    Title:   Wheelock G. Veazey to Julia A. Veazey

                    Creator:  Veazey, Wheelock G., 1835-1898

                    Date:  [1861]-07-28

                    Resource type:   correspondence

                    Topics include a description of the journey to Washington and the set up of the campsite with the 6th Maine Regiment.

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                      Title:   Wheelock G. Veazey to Julia A. Veazey

                      Creator:  Veazey, Wheelock G., 1835-1898

                      Date:  [1861]-08-02

                      Resource type:   correspondence

                      Topics include Wheelock G. Veazey telling his wife Julia A. Veazey how much he loves and misses her as well as the Regiment’s location on the banks of the Potomac near Washington.

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                        Title:   Wheelock G. Veazey to Julia A. Veazey

                        Creator:  Veazey, Wheelock G., 1835-1898

                        Date:  1861-08-09

                        Resource type:   correspondence

                        Topics include the measures taken by the camp to secure their safety.

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                          Title:   Wheelock G. Veazey to Julia A. Veazey

                          Creator:  Veazey, Wheelock G., 1835-1898

                          Date:  [1861]-09-14

                          Resource type:   correspondence

                          Topics include Wheelock G. Veazey’s position as field officer of the day, the lack of sleep the soldiers are experiencing, and the ease with which the Rebels could attack the Regiment.

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                            Title:   Wheelock G. Veazey to Julia A. Veazey

                            Creator:  Veazey, Wheelock G., 1835-1898

                            Date:  [1861]-09-22

                            Resource type:   correspondence

                            Topics include an attack made on the Californians and a counterattack, as well as Wheelock G. Veazey’s personal opinion on the difference between killing a rebel and murder.

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                              Title:   Wheelock G. Veazey to Julia A. Veazey

                              Creator:  Veazey, Wheelock G., 1835-1898

                              Date:  [1861]-09-25

                              Resource type:   correspondence

                              Topics include a skirmish in which a Rebel officer was taken prisoner and Wheelock G. Veazey’s black servant that he hired to work for him.

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                                Title:   Wheelock G. Veazey to Julia A. Veazey

                                Creator:  Veazey, Wheelock G., 1835-1898

                                Date:  [1861]-10-02

                                Resource type:   correspondence

                                Topics include Wheelock G. Veazey telling his wife Julia A. Veazey how much he loves and misses her.

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                                  Title:   Wheelock G. Veazey to Julia A. Veazey

                                  Creator:  Veazey, Wheelock G., 1835-1898

                                  Date:  [1861]-10-04

                                  Resource type:   correspondence

                                  Topics include General Hancock being in command of the 1st Brigade.

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                                    Title:   Wheelock G. Veazey to Julia A. Veazey

                                    Creator:  Veazey, Wheelock G., 1835-1898

                                    Date:  1861-10-[06]

                                    Resource type:   correspondence

                                    Topics include Wheelock G. Veazey telling his wife Julia A. Veazey how much he loves and misses her.

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                                      Title:   Wheelock G. Veazey to Julia A. Veazey

                                      Creator:  Veazey, Wheelock G., 1835-1898

                                      Date:  [1861]-10-15

                                      Resource type:   correspondence

                                      Topics include Colonel Hyde being occupied with special business. Wheelock G. Veazey taking command, and reconnoitering in enemy territory.

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                                        Title:   Wheelock G. Veazey to Julia A. Veazey

                                        Creator:  Veazey, Wheelock G., 1835-1898

                                        Date:  [1861]-10-17

                                        Resource type:   correspondence

                                        Topics include Wheelock G. Veazey telling his wife Julia A. Veazey how much he loves and misses her.

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                                          Title:   Wheelock G. Veazey to Julia A. Veazey

                                          Creator:  Veazey, Wheelock G., 1835-1898

                                          Date:  1861-10-20

                                          Resource type:   correspondence

                                          Topics include the toll the war is taking on the wives, mothers, and sisters of soldiers, the lack of awareness by Northerners, and a discussion of Gen. McClellan.

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                                            Title:   Wheelock G. Veazey to Julia A. Veazey

                                            Creator:  Veazey, Wheelock G., 1835-1898

                                            Date:  1861-01-05

                                            Resource type:   correspondence

                                            Veazey writes from Camp Griffin, Virginia about his health, his wife's health and of others, laments action needed or the Confederacy will be recognized, wants to be in at least one good fight, and writes about Morgan horse (Lute).

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                                              Title:   Wheelock G. Veazey to Julia A. Veazey

                                              Creator:  Veazey, Wheelock G., 1835-1898

                                              Date:  1861-11-09

                                              Resource type:   correspondence

                                              Topics include the cold nights and the toll it takes and Wheelock G. Veazey’s responsibilities in camp.

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                                                Title:   Wheelock G. Veazey to Julia A. Veazey

                                                Creator:  Veazey, Wheelock G., 1835-1898

                                                Date:  1862-01-15

                                                Resource type:   correspondence

                                                Veazey writes a brief note about waiting for his wife's letters, the muddy weather, and other officers’ wives joining their husbands at camp.

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                                                  Title:   Wheelock G. Veazey to Julia A. Veazey

                                                  Creator:  Veazey, Wheelock G., 1835-1898

                                                  Date:  1862-01-16

                                                  Resource type:   correspondence

                                                  Writing from Camp Griffin, Va. topics include admiring and comments on wife’s photograph, officers quarreling and difficulties with General Brooks.

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