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John Lester Barstow to Laura

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Title: John Lester Barstow to Laura


  • Barstow, John Lester, 1832-1913

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Extent: 4 pages

Date Created: January 10, 1864


Detailed description of horrid wet, cold & muddy camp conditions in Louisiana, damage to military equipment, loss of horses & mules from marching in deep mud, African American man servants (aids) risking life and limb to cross river to aid soldiers crossing, pillaging of Southern sympathizer's property and livestock for use by the Union soldiers, papers accusing Gen. William B. Franklin of being a coward and half-traitor, crossing the Potomac to resupply.

Genre(s): correspondence




Language(s): English

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2011-05-17, Center for Digital Initiatives, University of Vermont Libraries

Type of Resource: text

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John Lester Barstow to Laura, Special Collections, University of Vermont, (accessed January 17, 2018)

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