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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:   Ransom W. Towle to Sister and Friends

Creator:  Towle, Ransom W., d. 1864

Date:  1862-06-22

Resource type:   correspondence

Camping in the field near Richmond topics include the weather in Virginia with food crops growing well in the hot temperatures, pickets conversing and trading papers, coffee, whiskey, fighting resulting in losses, reference to Rifle Pits, preparations for the Battle of Richmond, sickness among the soldiers.

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    Title:   Ransom W. Towle to [Family and Friends]

    Creator:  Towle, Ransom W., d. 1864

    Date:  1862-05-08

    Resource type:   correspondence

    Towle's regiment pursues the Rebels after finding their hasty departure from their camps. The men marched to the enemy's strong holds at Williamsburg, Virginia including Fort Magruder and a battle was fought. Killed and wounded reported. Soldiers had to endure heavy rain and muddy conditions. Some men did reconnaissance.

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      Title:   Ransom W. Towle to [Family and Friends]

      Creator:  Towle, Ransom W., d. 1864

      Date:  1862-06-03

      Resource type:   correspondence

      Writing from in the field near Richmond, Va. topics include a detailed description of Company E at Lees Mills and speaks well of officers (Pingree, Terry). He criticizes a fellow soldier for shirking duty and writes of fighting of the the union and rebel batteries.

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        Title:   Ransom W. Towle to [Family and Friends]

        Creator:  Towle, Ransom W., d. 1864

        Date:  1862-06-10

        Resource type:   correspondence

        Writing seven miles from Richmond topics include packing up camp and marching at 10pm, a terrible rain storm that soaked the men, of sick soldiers including Towle.

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          Title:   Ransom W. Towle to [Family and Friends]

          Creator:  Towle, Ransom W., d. 1864

          Date:  1862-06-14

          Resource type:   correspondence

          Still in the field near Richmond, Va topics include the Battle of Richmond being fought since May 31, soldiers wounded and killed by Rebel fire, shell fire by the Rebels, balloon reconnaissance.

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            Title:   Ransom W. Towle to [Family and Friends]

            Creator:  Towle, Ransom W., d. 1864

            Date:  1862-06-16

            Resource type:   correspondence

            Writing from the field topics include cleaning up the streets of Richmond, Va., Rebel and Union pickets conversing and trading bread and whiskey, the hot weather causing Sun Stroke, and building bridges and shoring up roads to ease the difficulty of moving the heavy artillery on the soft roads.

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              Title:   Ransom W. Towle to [Family and Friends]

              Creator:  Towle, Ransom W., d. 1864

              Date:  1862-06-18

              Resource type:   correspondence

              Towle writes from the field near Richmond, Va on heavy firing between Union gun boats on James River and Fort Darlin, an exchange of fire with the enemy, the seemingly deterioration of Gen. McClellan's appearance and the arrest of Colonel Stoughton for not turning out with his regiment to in line of battle.

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                Title:   Ransom W. Towle to [Family and Friends]

                Creator:  Towle, Ransom W., d. 1864

                Date:  1862-06-19

                Resource type:   correspondence

                Topics include the Massachusetts 16th Regiment pushing the rebels back in heavy fighting with the Rebels in rifle pits, soldiers killed (74), prisoners taken (16) and preparations being made to move out in anticipation of battle the next day.

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