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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:   Wheelock G. Veazey to Julia A. Veazey

Creator:  Veazey, Wheelock G., 1835-1898

Date:  1861-08-27

Resource type:   correspondence

Topics include the promotion of Lt. Col. Hyde to Col., Wheelock G. Veazey to Lt. Col., and Seaver to Major.

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    Title:   Wheelock G. Veazey to Julia A. Veazey

    Creator:  Veazey, Wheelock G., 1835-1898

    Date:  1861-09-01

    Resource type:   correspondence

    Topics include Butler’s victory and an overview of all the promotions in the Regiment.

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      Title:   Wheelock G. Veazey to Julia A. Veazey

      Creator:  Veazey, Wheelock G., 1835-1898

      Date:  1861-09-06

      Resource type:   correspondence

      Topics include advancements made by the Regiment although they have not seen any action yet.

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        Title:   Wheelock G. Veazey to Julia A. Veazey

        Creator:  Veazey, Wheelock G., 1835-1898

        Date:  1861-09-11

        Resource type:   correspondence

        Topics include a detachment that surrounded Lewinsville in hopes of capturing a force of cavalry, however only found a small company of picket guard; as well as an attack on the Regiment that left several men wounded. This is Lt. Col. Veazey's initial account what is now known as the Battle of Lewinsville.

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          Title:   Wheelock G. Veazey to Julia A. Veazey

          Creator:  Veazey, Wheelock G., 1835-1898

          Date:  1862-02-11

          Resource type:   correspondence

          Veazey writes of his love for his wife Julia, refers to her being away from home on a visit, anxiety about her friends while away and wonders if Mrs. A. (i.e. Mrs. Atherton) is having an influence on her behavior.

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            Title:   Wheelock G. Veazey to Julia A. Veazey

            Creator:  Veazey, Wheelock G., 1835-1898

            Date:  1862-02-14

            Resource type:   correspondence

            Writing on February 14 (Valentine's Day) topics include worry about his wife’s behavior, hinting at in an unwritten way of his suspicion of Julia's flirting with other men and news from camp.

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              Title:   Wheelock G. Veazey to Julia A. Veazey

              Creator:  Veazey, Wheelock G., 1835-1898

              Date:  1862-02-18

              Resource type:   correspondence

              Veazey writes of his deep love and passion for Julia, reassures her he never distrusted her regarding her behavior, his minor health problems and expresses sympathy for a newly married comrade possibly wounded or very ill.

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                Title:   Wheelock G. Veazey to Julia A. Veazey

                Creator:  Veazey, Wheelock G., 1835-1898

                Date:  1862-02-23

                Resource type:   correspondence

                An apologetic Wheelock Veazey explains how much he trusts his wife and asks her forgiveness for doubting her, hints at future children in their lives.

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                  Title:   Wheelock G. Veazey to Julia A. Veazey

                  Creator:  Veazey, Wheelock G., 1835-1898

                  Date:  1862-03-02

                  Resource type:   correspondence

                  Topics include Veazey’s promotion to Provost Marshall, what his duties are, campaign strategy and reference to General Porter, Centreville and campaign in the south west.

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                    Title:   Wheelock G. Veazey to Julia A. Veazey

                    Creator:  Veazey, Wheelock G., 1835-1898

                    Date:  1862-03-06

                    Resource type:   correspondence

                    Topics include new duties as Provost Marshall, reference to several officers, his opinion of the fighting is for an idea as the Southern land, climate and people are not worth much, longs to be at home.

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                      Title:   Wheelock G. Veazey to Julia A. Veazey

                      Creator:  Veazey, Wheelock G., 1835-1898

                      Date:  1862-03-09

                      Resource type:   correspondence

                      Topics include love of his wife, memories of time spent with her and mention of a contraband bringing important information to camp.

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                        Title:   Wheelock G. Veazey to Julia A. Veazey

                        Creator:  Veazey, Wheelock G., 1835-1898

                        Date:  1862-03-13

                        Resource type:   correspondence

                        Topics include movements of the Regiment, his duties as Provost Marshall and his opinions of General Smith and General Fremont.

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                          Title:   Wheelock G. Veazey to Julia A. Veazey

                          Creator:  Veazey, Wheelock G., 1835-1898

                          Date:  1862-03-20

                          Resource type:   correspondence

                          Topics include movement of the Army to Clouds Mills in a rainstorm, impossibility of getting to the enemy via land, presence of fortifications at Manassas, observations about McClellan, and reminiscences of good times spent with his wife.

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                            Title:   Wheelock G. Veazey to Julia A. Veazey

                            Creator:  Veazey, Wheelock G., 1835-1898

                            Date:  1862-02-02

                            Resource type:   correspondence

                            Veazey writes of his recent time spent with Julia, his wife, how the muddy conditions at camp would be enough to discourage men from enlisting, troubles with his "nig" servant that Veazey "sent him adrift", and his love for Julia.

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                              Title:   Wheelock G. Veazey to Julia A. Veazey

                              Creator:  Veazey, Wheelock G., 1835-1898

                              Date:  [1861]-11-14

                              Resource type:   correspondence

                              Topics include a few items Wheelock G. Veazey would like his wife Julia to send him and concern that his horse will die.

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                                Title:   Wheelock G. Veazey to Julia A. Veazey

                                Creator:  Veazey, Wheelock G., 1835-1898

                                Date:  [1861]-11-17

                                Resource type:   correspondence

                                Topics include the predicted end of secessionism and the anticipation of a “magnificent” battle.

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                                  Title:   Wheelock G. Veazey to Julia A. Veazey

                                  Creator:  Veazey, Wheelock G., 1835-1898

                                  Date:  1862-02-07

                                  Resource type:   correspondence

                                  Veazey writes from Camp Griffin, Virginia to Julia about his love and devotion to her, his anxiety about her behavior and whether Mrs.A. (i.e. Mrs. Atherton) is having an influence on her behavior.

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                                    Title:   Wheelock G. Veazey to Julia A. Veazey

                                    Creator:  Veazey, Wheelock G., 1835-1898

                                    Date:  1862-02-05

                                    Resource type:   correspondence

                                    Wheelock Veazey writes from Camp Griffin, Virginia about missing his wife and sending her his love.

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                                      Title:   Wheelock G. Veazey to Julia A. Veazey

                                      Creator:  Veazey, Wheelock G., 1835-1898

                                      Date:  [1861]-11-23

                                      Resource type:   correspondence

                                      Topics include the disappointment about the week passing without an attack and on a personal note Wheelock G. Veazey’s feelings of jealousy concerning his wife.

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                                        Title:   Wheelock G. Veazey to Julia A. Veazey

                                        Creator:  Veazey, Wheelock G., 1835-1898

                                        Date:  [1861]-11-26

                                        Resource type:   correspondence

                                        Topics include a package that arrived from home, a new General who served in Florida through the Mexican War, and Wheelock G. Veazey telling his wife Julia A. Veazey how much he loves and misses her.

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                                          Title:   Wheelock G. Veazey to Julia A. Veazey

                                          Creator:  Veazey, Wheelock G., 1835-1898

                                          Date:  [1861]-12-01

                                          Resource type:   correspondence

                                          Topics include a brief description of the Thanksgiving celebrations and a description of a trip to Washington.

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                                            Title:   Wheelock G. Veazey to Julia A. Veazey

                                            Creator:  Veazey, Wheelock G., 1835-1898

                                            Date:  1861-12-04

                                            Resource type:   correspondence

                                            Topics include Wheelock G. Veazey telling his wife Julia A. Veazey how much he loves and misses her.

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                                              Title:   Wheelock G. Veazey to Julia A. Veazey

                                              Creator:  Veazey, Wheelock G., 1835-1898

                                              Date:  [1861]-12-09

                                              Resource type:   correspondence

                                              Topics include Wheelock G. Veazey telling his wife Julia A. Veazey how much he loves and misses her.

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                                                Title:   Wheelock G. Veazey to Julia A. Veazey

                                                Creator:  Veazey, Wheelock G., 1835-1898

                                                Date:  1861-12-15

                                                Resource type:   correspondence

                                                Topics include Wheelock G. Veazey’s dismay that some people from home believe the pay soldiers receive should be decreased.

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                                                  Title:   Wheelock G. Veazey to Julia A. Veazey

                                                  Creator:  Veazey, Wheelock G., 1835-1898

                                                  Date:  [1861]-12-22

                                                  Resource type:   correspondence

                                                  Topics include Wheelock G. Veazey taking the role of Field Officer of the Day, an exchange of fire, and the appointment as Court Marshall.

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