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Frederick Holbrook to John Wolcott Phelps

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Title: Frederick Holbrook to John Wolcott Phelps


  • Holbrook, Frederick


  • Phelps, John Wolcott

Source Document

Extent: 3 pages

Date Created: March 10, 1862


Upbeat letter delivered to Gen. Phelps by the writer's son, William C. Holbrook, who apparently turned down an offer to join Phelps's staff. The writer, Gov. Holbrook, lavishes praise on Vermont officers and soldiers (including his son), and sends warm wishes for success to Phelps, sharing his conviction that "the Union Cause must triumph." Holbrook concludes with some reflections on the difficulty of being a wartime governor.

Genre(s): correspondence




Language(s): English

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2010-11-10, Center for Digital Initiatives, University of Vermont Libraries

Type of Resource: text

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Frederick Holbrook to John Wolcott Phelps, Special Collections, University of Vermont, (accessed January 20, 2018)

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