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William C. Holbrook to Frederick Holbrook

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Title: William C. Holbrook to Frederick Holbrook


  • Holbrook, William Cune, 1842-1904


  • Holbrook, Frederick

Source Document

Extent: 6 pages

Date Created: May 27, 1862


Topics include the Union gaining control of New Orleans, General Shepley becoming Military Commandant of the city, and the news that the Vermont Brigade has been gaining control on the Potomac. Evaluations of Generals Butler and Shepley. Also mentions the "contrabands" or slaves coming within Union lines. (Butler would later start recruiting African Americans to be Union soldiers.)

Genre(s): correspondence




Language(s): English

Note [Digital Version]

2011-05-10, Center for Digital Initiatives, University of Vermont Libraries

Type of Resource: text

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William C. Holbrook to Frederick Holbrook, Special Collections, University of Vermont, (accessed November 25, 2015)

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