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Frederick Holbrook to John Wolcott Phelps

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Title: Frederick Holbrook to John Wolcott Phelps


  • Holbrook, Frederick


  • Phelps, John Wolcott

Source Document

Extent: 2 pages

Date Created: August 08, 1862


Topics include Mrs. Holbrook requesting General Phelps to forward her letters to her son and Frederick Holbrook inquiring after the sick men and the number of surgeons. Holbrook expresses frustration that the Vt. Regiments (7th & 8th) are still not under Phelps's command, per an agreement with Gen. Butler. Holbrook also mentions Phelps's "Dark Brigade," black troops that Phelps recruited in Louisiana without permission from the War Dept. (Phelps resigned in Aug., 1862.)

Genre(s): correspondence




Language(s): English

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2010-11-10, Center for Digital Initiatives, University of Vermont Libraries

Type of Resource: text

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Frederick Holbrook to John Wolcott Phelps, Special Collections, University of Vermont, (accessed January 22, 2018)

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