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Ransom W. Towle to Rufus and Sebra Towle

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Title: Ransom W. Towle to Rufus and Sebra Towle


  • Towle, Ransom W., d. 1864


  • Towle, Sebra

Source Document

Extent: 4 pages

Date Created: March 29, 1862


Writing from Newport News (Virginia?) topics include the journey from Alexandria to his new camp, mentions the destruction of Hampton, Va. by the Confederates, the "concentration of troops" for the possible purpose of advancing into Va. and the inefficiency of the Quarter Master resulting in the soldiers going hungry for a week. He makes reference to passing gun boats, gives a brief description and impression of the "renowned" Monitor (Ironclad) and Fort Monroe.

Genre(s): correspondence




Language(s): English

Note [Digital Version]

2011-05-06, Center for Digital Initiatives, University of Vermont Libraries

Type of Resource: text

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Ransom W. Towle to Rufus and Sebra Towle, Vermont Historical Society Library, Barre, Vermont, (accessed January 23, 2018)

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