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Joseph Rutherford to [Hannah Rutherford]

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Title: Joseph Rutherford to [Hannah Rutherford]


  • Rutherford, Joseph Chase, 1818-1902


  • Rutherford, Hannah

Source Document

Extent: 4 pages

Date Created: March 02, 1863


Topics include the failure to receive a leave of absence, not wishing to pay any old debts, a close call with Major White's brigade near Leesburgh, and a journey to Portsville (Poolesville??), saw a sham fight (war game?) in which his mare performed splendidly, his health is good but smallpox in the brigade with a request for his wife to save the scabs from his children's arms so that he may have matter for vaccine.

Genre(s): correspondence


Language(s): English

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2011-05-06, Center for Digital Initiatives, University of Vermont Libraries

Type of Resource: text

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Joseph Rutherford to [Hannah Rutherford], Special Collections, University of Vermont, (accessed December 01, 2015)

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