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Joseph Spafford to Mary Jane Spafford

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Title: Joseph Spafford to Mary Jane Spafford


  • Spafford, Joseph, 1837-1866


  • Spafford, Mary Jane,

Source Document

Extent: 6 pages

Date Created: December 18, 1862


Writing from camp near Fairfax Court House, Virginia topics include a description of what picket duty entails, an account of the people Joseph Spafford met in Virginia including two families with very different attitudes towards the Northern soldiers. Writes of dining with one family who also had been given the responsibility of keep a dead Confederate officer in a metal lined coffin in their shed, of observing battle remains at the Bull Run site and of picking up bullets, etc from there, the ill health of Ed Hammond, the decision to remain at Camp Vermont and a brief reference to gunfire heard near Fredericksburg.

Genre(s): correspondence


Language(s): English

Note [Digital Version]

2011-08-30, Center for Digital Initiatives, University of Vermont Libraries

Type of Resource: text

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Joseph Spafford to Mary Jane Spafford, Vermont Historical Society Library, Barre, Vermont, (accessed January 19, 2018)

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