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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:   George F. Davis to Smiley Bancroft

Creator:  Davis, George F., 1815-1901

Date:  1862-05-07

Resource type:   correspondence

Topics include the death of Charles Bancroft while on the "Propeller Richard Willing" and an account of his possessions. The quartermaster's tone is remarkably sympathetic even while addressing official business.

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    Title:   George F. Davis to Smiley Bancroft

    Creator:  Davis, George F., 1815-1901

    Date:  1862-05-18

    Resource type:   correspondence

    Topics include plans to return Charles Bancroft's possessions to his father. One senses that the quartermaster is defending the military's hospital care in response to a complaint from Bancroft's father.

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