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Roswell Farnham to [C. H.] Harding

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Title: Roswell Farnham to [C. H.] Harding


  • Farnham, Roswell, 1827-1903


  • Harding, C. H.

Source Document

Extent: 7 pages

Date Created: June 03, 1861


Camp Butler, Newport['s] News: Farnham assesses regiment and its destiny: "We are better situated." Action at Hampton resulted in many freed slaves. Provost marshall duties involving confiscated property and "loose" slaves. Press coverage is exaggerated; Farnham's pride in the Green Mtn. Boys; politics among regiment officers. Apology for any offensive remarks. Heavy rain for several days; more slaves arriving. Steamer Harriet Lane fires on rebel battery at Pig Point; also commandeers ship with livestock and other foodstuffs--cheers from the troops. Mentions "Hawkins Zouaves" and "the Germans." Names: Officers Butler, Phelps, Packard, Peckett; soldiers Stebbins, Geo. Flanders, McFarland.

Genre(s): correspondence




Language(s): English

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2010-10-18, Center for Digital Initiatives, University of Vermont Libraries

Type of Resource: text

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Roswell Farnham to [C. H.] Harding, Special Collections, University of Vermont, (accessed December 18, 2017)

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