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Lyman Barton to Melissa Barton

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Title: Lyman Barton to Melissa Barton


  • Barton, Lyman, 1839-1936


  • Barton,Melissa

Source Document

Extent: 5 pages

Date Created: August 12, 1864


Lyman Barton writes of how disgusted he is with the outcome of the Battle of the Crater (i.e. Battle of Petersburg Cater, Va.) ,and how he feels it was the “shamefullest thing that I have seen or herd of since I have been out” blaming generals of jealousy of one another resulting in great loss of men. He also writes of having been in 12 or 13 battles and not gotten hurt yet plus gives news of two of his brothers, Henry and Hiram, who are both in the hospital.

Genre(s): correspondence



Language(s): English

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2013-03-25, Center for Digital Initiatives, University of Vermont Libraries

Type of Resource: text

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Lyman Barton to Melissa Barton, Vermont Historical Society Library, Barre, Vermont, (accessed May 04, 2016)

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