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Justus F. Gale to Mother

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Title: Justus F. Gale to Mother


  • Gale, Justus F., 1837-1863


  • Gale,Abigail Albee

Source Document

Extent: 4 pages

Date Created: July 01, 1863


Gale writes that his company had been busy digging entrenchments in preparation for an assault on Port Hudson, and that rebels made a small raid to acquire some nearby guns but were repulsed. He also writes that deserters are coming in almost every day and report that rations are short in the fort. As well he writes that there is a rumor that the Rebels had invaded Brashear City and took or burned items left by the 8th Regiment, and the Colonel Thomas reacted strongly, saying “he wished he could get one clip at them with his brigade.”

Genre(s): correspondence




Language(s): English

Note [Digital Version]

2013-05-29, Center for Digital Initiatives, University of Vermont Libraries

Type of Resource: text

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Justus F. Gale to Mother, Vermont Historical Society Library, Barre, Vermont, (accessed December 16, 2017)

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