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Vermonters in the Civil War

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Vermont soldiers in the Civil War wrote an enormous quantity of letters and diaries, of which many thousands have survived in libraries, historical societies, and in private hands. This collection represents a selection of letters and diaries from the University of Vermont and the Vermont Historical Society.

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Time Period Covered: January 1, 1861 - February 28, 1864 


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Title:   Henry A. Smith to Frances E. Smith

Creator:  Smith, Henry A., d. 1864

Date:  1864-02-28

Resource type:   correspondence

Short note written to tell his sister that he has been moved to the hospital in Richmond and that he is sick with dysentery. Henry died the next day.

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    Title:   Lyman S. Williams to Lois L. Williams

    Date:  1862-05-18

    Resource type:   correspondence

    Topics include the hard marching to a camp owned by the rebel Colonel Lee and requests for items to be sent from home.

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      Title:   Lyman S. Williams to Lois L. Williams

      Creator:  Williams, Lyman S., 1839-1905

      Date:  1862-02-18

      Resource type:   correspondence

      Topics include the warm, muddy weather, the success of the Burnsides Expedition, the capture of Forts Henry and Donelson, and the possibility of either marching to Manassas and on to Richmond or back to Vermont.

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