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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: 2 pages

Date Created: March 06, 1862


In his letter to General Phelps, Frederick Holbrook, Governor of Vermont (1861-1863), expresses his admiration for several Union officers from Vermont and his pride in the 8th Vt. Regiment. He informs the general that two infantry regiments and two artillery companies are ready to serve. (This is about one month before the Union attack on New Orleans, launched in part from Ship Island, just off the coast of Mississippi.) Holbrook explains that they would have been sent a month earlier "had Government been ready with funds." He looks forward to seeing Phelps again after the war.

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 23, 2018)

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