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Charles F. Bancroft to Family

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Title: Charles F. Bancroft to Family


  • Bancroft, Charles F., d. 1862

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Extent: 4 pages

Date Created: April 06, 1862


Topics include taking possession of Shelman's Mill, the men killed and wounded by the Rebels, and an account of brief skirmishes. Bancroft describes abandoned Rebel fortifications and odd items left behind. Senses that greater fighting is about to begin, and indeed, the so-called siege of Yorktown, Va. dates from this period. In a lighter moment, Bancroft expresses his gratitude for the green tea he received from home: "there is nothing better for a soldier on a march than a cup of tea."

Genre(s): correspondence




Language(s): English

Note [Digital Version]

2012-01-31, Center for Digital Initiatives, University of Vermont Libraries

Type of Resource: text

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Charles F. Bancroft to Family, Vermont Historical Society Library, Barre, Vermont, (accessed January 22, 2018)

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