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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:   John Spafford to Joseph Spafford, Joseph Spafford to John Spafford

Creator:  Spafford, John, b. 1810; Spafford; Spafford, Joseph, 1837-1866

Date:  [1861-11-?]

Resource type:   correspondence

Letter from John Spafford to his son Joseph. Both serving in the military. John inquires about what needs Joseph might have, of the importance of keeping body and clothes clean and the movement of the regiment from Washington to Camp Griffin. Joseph answers his father's questions on the same letter to be returned to John.

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    Title:   John Spafford to Joseph Spafford, Joseph Spafford to John Spafford

    Creator:  Spafford, John, b. 1810; Spafford; Spafford, Joseph, 1837-1866

    Date:  [1861-10-?]

    Resource type:   correspondence

    Topics include inquiries about writing materials, tobacco, dress coats, and stockings.

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