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E. V. N. Hitchcock to John Wolcott Phelps

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Title: E. V. N. Hitchcock to John Wolcott Phelps


  • Hitchcock, E. V. N.


  • Phelps, John Wolcott

Source Document

Extent: 4 pages

Date Created: March 14, 1863


Hitchcock learns that Phelps is nominated to be a Major General. Concludes letter with another carefully worded appeal to Phelps for a better position, preferably under Phelps's command. (Hitchcock underlines the word "inactivity.") Details in between include mail that has arrived, including a Brattleboro newspaper (title unknown); a new "conscript act" (Conscription Act: passed by the Union in late February and signed by Lincoln in March, 1863); preparations for summer and the anticipation of a large shipment of ice; officers busy with a Court Martial; and the continued good health of the regiment.

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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E. V. N. Hitchcock to John Wolcott Phelps, Special Collections, University of Vermont, (accessed January 21, 2018)

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