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Lyman Barton to Melissa Barton

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Title: Lyman Barton to Melissa Barton

Author

  • Barton, Lyman, 1839-1936

Recipient

  • Barton,Melissa

Source Document

Extent: 5 pages

Date Created: March 15, 1863

Description

Lyman Barton writes of his travels from Fredericksburg to Newport News via a steamer, and then on to Suffolk. While at Newport News he saw a monitor and the U.S.S. Galena, as well as the wrecks of the U.S.S. Merrimack (C.S.S. Virginia) and the U.S.S. Cumberland and U.S.S. Congress. He also comments on the lack of alcohol available to the troops and that while he is not a drinker, he is “as bad can be” and that it is “hard spoiling a rotten egg.”

Genre(s): correspondence

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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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Requests to reproduce this item should be sent to Vermont Historical Society Library, vhs-library@state.vt.us. For more information, see http://cdi.uvm.edu/about/rights.
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http://cdi.uvm.edu/collections/item/cwvhsBartonLyman02

Preferred citation

Lyman Barton to Melissa Barton, Vermont Historical Society Library, Barre, Vermont, http://cdi.uvm.edu/collections/item/cwvhsBartonLyman02 (accessed August 27, 2014)

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