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Solomon G. Heaton to Father

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Title: Solomon G. Heaton to Father


  • Heaton, Solomon G.

Source Document

Extent: 2 pages

Date Created: October 30, 1862


As Heaton indicates, the Army of the Potomac crossed the river into Virginia at the time this letter was written (Gen. George McClellan would soon be removed, however, and succeeded by Gen. Ambrose Burnside). There is no record of a "very hard fight" at Gordonsville, Va. Gen. Wm. Buel Franklin was implicated in some intrigue against Burnside, and both were relieved of their command in Jan., 1863. Heaton complains about harsh treatment by his commanding officer and being denied a rubber blanket. Nevertheless, he claims to be in good spirits.

Genre(s): correspondence



Language(s): English

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2011-05-17, Center for Digital Initiatives, University of Vermont Libraries

Type of Resource: text

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Solomon G. Heaton to Father, Special Collections, University of Vermont, (accessed November 29, 2015)

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