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Joseph Spafford to Mary Jane Spafford

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Title: Joseph Spafford to Mary Jane Spafford


  • Spafford, Joseph, 1837-1866


  • Spafford, Mary Jane,

Source Document

Extent: 4 pages

Date Created: October 11, 1862


Writing to his sister, Mary Jane, from Brattleboro, Vermont topics include a request for a knitted night cap and a vest; also reference to Veazey as being colonel and the appointment of George C.

Genre(s): correspondence



Language(s): English

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2011-08-30, Center for Digital Initiatives, University of Vermont Libraries

Type of Resource: text

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Joseph Spafford to Mary Jane Spafford, Vermont Historical Society Library, Barre, Vermont, (accessed November 24, 2017)

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Poor Joe was in action at Gettysburg, and after that battle, grew quite ill and was sent home. He died at his home surrounded by his loving family - His sister Jane (who would marry Col. Nelson F. Craigue) and his brother George Spafford (who was also in the War as a physician), 25 April 1867 (age 28). "He is not dead but sleepeth; Not lost but gone before."

- Linda M. Welch