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William C. Holbrook to Mother

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Title: William C. Holbrook to Mother


  • Holbrook, William Cune, 1842-1904

Source Document

Extent: 4 pages

Date Created: August 14, 1862


Topics include the number of men that were killed and wounded at the battle of Baton Rouge August 5th, lost of his "boy Jack" [does he refer to a Black man in his service or to a child?], the loss of Col. Roberts, the unpopularity of the current officer Col. Faillam, the men's request that Holbrook replace Faillam, Holbrook’s desire to go into a regiment located in Virginia, Gen. Phelps and his opinions on the slave question, Gen. Butler's compliments to the regiment for its brave conduct in the Baton Rouge battle, sending home of the Secessionist's flag retrieved from Fort Pike, desire for newspapers from Vt.

Genre(s): correspondence




Language(s): English

Note [Digital Version]

2011-05-10, Center for Digital Initiatives, University of Vermont Libraries

Type of Resource: text

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William C. Holbrook to Mother, Special Collections, University of Vermont, (accessed April 24, 2014)

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