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Justus F. Gale to Father

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Title: Justus F. Gale to Father


  • Gale, Justus F., 1837-1863


  • Gale,Jonas, 1800-1874

Source Document

Extent: 4 pages

Date Created: May 13, 1863


Gale writes to his father a description of the land through which he is marching, as the Brigade travels up and down the Red River in pursuit of Confederate forces. He also gives a short description of the Battle of Fort Bisland, and then goes on to describe the fresh food available to the soldiers. He encloses with the letter a plate he used to eat lunch on that day, made of the bark of a Sweetgum tree, as most of his equipment had to be left at the camp at Brashear City.

Genre(s): correspondence



Language(s): English

Note [Digital Version]

2013-05-29, Center for Digital Initiatives, University of Vermont Libraries

Type of Resource: text

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Justus F. Gale to Father, Vermont Historical Society Library, Barre, Vermont, (accessed October 13, 2015)

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