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John Lester Barstow to Laura

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Title: John Lester Barstow to Laura


  • Barstow, John Lester, 1832-1913

Source Document

Extent: 6 pages

Date Created: May 16, 1863


Topics include moving up the Red River, on the march can not catch the Rebels on horseback, dealing with snakes, joining forces with General Grant and his campaign in regard to Port Hudson or Vicksburg, inquiries about the draft in Shelburne, wishing to be with family, the beauty of flower gardens at the residences, plenty of corn planted but folks in need of other goods, the murder of a soldier by another soldier (later confined as a lunatic), a surgeon administering medicine only to discover is was poisoned resulting in the death of five soldiers.

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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John Lester Barstow to Laura, Special Collections, University of Vermont, (accessed November 26, 2015)

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