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Lyman Barton to Melissa Barton

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Title: Lyman Barton to Melissa Barton


  • Barton, Lyman, 1839-1936


  • Barton,Melissa

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Extent: 4 pages

Date Created: July 07, 1864


Lyman Barton comments on the Second Battle of Petersburg on June 15 to 18, writing that though they were almost successful in taking Petersburg, the arrival of General Hancock slowed the assault until the defenses were fortified. He also writes of his sister mistaking shoulder scales, worn by privates, for an officer’s badge in a photograph she received, mentioning that the Colored Troops wore these shoulder scales but discarded them when in the field. He gives only a passing mention to the Battle of Cold Harbor.

Genre(s): correspondence




Language(s): English

Note [Digital Version]

2013-03-25, Center for Digital Initiatives, University of Vermont Libraries

Type of Resource: text

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Lyman Barton to Melissa Barton, Vermont Historical Society Library, Barre, Vermont, (accessed November 21, 2017)

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