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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.


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

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Title:   Letter to Rufus and Sebra Towle

Creator:  Towle, Ransom W., d. 1864

Date:  1861-12-29

Resource type:   correspondence

December 29, 1861. Topics include the health of the regiment in the cold weather (rheumatism, boils, homesickness), camp inspection, lack of presence of Chaplain except at religious services, and the prospect of battle.

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