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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: 9 pages

Date Created: August 02, 1863


Lyman writes about wishing to receive more letters from his sister, as he is lonely in camp, even though it sounds like he is enjoying himself. He points out the battles printed on the bottom of the writing paper he is using, saying that he was in the last four of them. The letter continues with a detailed description of the movements of his Brigade. He also mentions “confiscating” a beef, writing that soldiers don’t steal, only confiscate and the only difficulty was getting the beef into the camp.

Genre(s): correspondence



Language(s): English

Note [Digital Version]

2013-03-15, 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 January 16, 2018)

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