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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:   Orlando S. Turner to Joseph and Louisa A. Turner

Creator:  Turner, Orlando S., b. 1839

Date:  1861-07-04

Resource type:   correspondence

Turner writes from Washington, D.C. to his parents of 80,000 Union men, of being given a "splendid flag" and of sending them $10.

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    Title:   Orlando S. Turner to Joseph and Louisa A. Turner

    Creator:  Turner, Orlando S., b. 1839

    Date:  1861-07-26

    Resource type:   correspondence

    Topics include a brief account of the first Battle of Bull Run, Manassas, Virginia. Writes of the bravery of the soldiers, casualties and men killed, of his opinion that the officers were afraid to go where the soldiers were, damage to the American flag.

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