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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: 7 page

Date Created: October 07, 1862


Rutherford writes to his wife, Hannah, about life in camp along the Potomac River. Many soldiers have fevers, his assistant surgeon is ill but he continues to keep up with all the work needing to be done. He writes of a 17 year old male runaway slave named Moses, who takes care of him and his horse, Lady Lightfoot and complains of how slow the mail is.

Genre(s): correspondence



Language(s): English

Note [Digital Version]

2011-04-29, 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 January 19, 2018)

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