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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:  1861-01-05

Resource type:   correspondence

Veazey writes from Camp Griffin, Virginia about his health, his wife's health and of others, laments action needed or the Confederacy will be recognized, wants to be in at least one good fight, and writes about Morgan horse (Lute).

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    Title:   Wheelock G. Veazey to Julia A. Veazey

    Creator:  Veazey, Wheelock G., 1835-1898

    Date:  1862-01-09

    Resource type:   correspondence

    Topics include military matters (court martial, foraging, picket duty) and disgust with the Congress, administration, government and fears the nation's downfall.

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      Title:   Wheelock G. Veazey to Julia A. Veazey

      Creator:  Veazey, Wheelock G., 1835-1898

      Date:  1862-01-12

      Resource type:   correspondence

      A brief letter writes of picket duty, the weather, and maybe taking a leave of absence.

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        Title:   Wheelock G. Veazey to Julia A. Veazey

        Creator:  Veazey, Wheelock G., 1835-1898

        Date:  1862-01-15

        Resource type:   correspondence

        Veazey writes a brief note about waiting for his wife's letters, the muddy weather, and other officers’ wives joining their husbands at camp.

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          Title:   Wheelock G. Veazey to Julia A. Veazey

          Creator:  Veazey, Wheelock G., 1835-1898

          Date:  1862-01-16

          Resource type:   correspondence

          Writing from Camp Griffin, Va. topics include admiring and comments on wife’s photograph, officers quarreling and difficulties with General Brooks.

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            Title:   Wheelock G. Veazey to Julia A. Veazey

            Creator:  Veazey, Wheelock G., 1835-1898

            Date:  1862-01-21

            Resource type:   correspondence

            Veazey expresses his deep passion and love for his wife, Julia, writes about his picket duty last night in deep mud, possible movement of the Regiment, and officers’ wives.

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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:  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:  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:  1862-02-11

                    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:  1862-03-09

                            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:  1862-04-22

                              Resource type:   correspondence

                              Topics include a brief love letter, continuous firing from the rebels, men being pressed into service for the Confederate army (reference to the Irish), reference to the Merrimack, Rebel rifle pits, and the number of men who were killed or injured in the skirmishes.

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                                Title:   Wheelock G. Veazey to Julia A. Veazey

                                Creator:  Veazey, Wheelock G., 1835-1898

                                Date:  1862-04-22

                                Resource type:   correspondence

                                Veazey writes to Julia of how much he loves and misses her and addressing lies told about General Smith, McClellan's favorable opinion of Gen. Smith along with that of other officers.

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                                  Title:   Wheelock G. Veazey to Julia A. Veazey

                                  Creator:  Veazey, Wheelock G., 1835-1898

                                  Date:  1862-05-16

                                  Resource type:   correspondence

                                  Writing from Headquarters Smith's Division, Camp on Custis estate topics include Veazey missing his wife and a description of the camp that includes the presence of 50,000 men and lots of music.

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                                    Title:   Wheelock G. Veazey to Julia A. Veazey

                                    Creator:  Veazey, Wheelock G., 1835-1898

                                    Date:  1862-05-[2?]

                                    Resource type:   correspondence

                                    From headquarters 5th Vt Vols, Smith's Division topics include the sickness of the field officers of the 5th Vermont Regiment and the temporary promotion of Wheelock Veazey to head the regiment until the others return to health.

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                                      Title:   Wheelock G. Veazey to Julia A. Veazey

                                      Creator:  Veazey, Wheelock G., 1835-1898

                                      Date:  1862-06-15

                                      Resource type:   correspondence

                                      Topics include Wheelock Veazey’s position as Judge Advocate of a General Court Martial, the inspiration of General McClellan, and a love letter to his wife.

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                                        Title:   Wheelock G. Veazey to Julia A. Veazey

                                        Creator:  Veazey, Wheelock G., 1835-1898

                                        Date:  1862-08-03

                                        Resource type:   correspondence

                                        Wheelock Veazey writes to Julia visiting in Boston, writes of his hove for her and of missing her, the desire for a new regiment and suspecting nepotism by the Governor, the return of Captain Atherton who still suffers from his wound, and a fight with the rebels.

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                                          Title:   Wheelock G. Veazey to Julia A. Veazey

                                          Creator:  Veazey, Wheelock G., 1835-1898

                                          Date:  1862-08-10

                                          Resource type:   correspondence

                                          Topics include Wheelock Veazey loving and missing his wife, of reading the book Gypsy’s Prophecy, of sending a receipt for money home to Julia.

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                                            Title:   Wheelock G. Veazey to Julia A. Veazey

                                            Creator:  Veazey, Wheelock G., 1835-1898

                                            Date:  1862-11-06

                                            Resource type:   correspondence

                                            Topics include the frequent moving of the troops, his recent move to Camp Vermont in Virginia, the good health of many of the men in the regiment, and love for Wheelock Veazey’s wife.

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                                              Title:   Wheelock G. Veazey to Julia A. Veazey

                                              Creator:  Veazey, Wheelock G., 1835-1898

                                              Date:  1862-11-08

                                              Resource type:   correspondence

                                              From Camp Vermont, Virginia topics include Wheelock Veazey loving and missing his wife, the orders to prepare huts for winter quarters, a snow storm and he laments about how the war is going.

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                                                Title:   Wheelock G. Veazey to Julia A. Veazey

                                                Creator:  Veazey, Wheelock G., 1835-1898

                                                Date:  1862-11-10

                                                Resource type:   correspondence

                                                From Camp Vermont, topics include orders to prepare huts for winter quarters, Wheelock Veazey loving and missing his wife, of a visit to Col Stevens and Col. Bowers, and an indirect reference to his wife's pregnancy.

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                                                  Title:   Wheelock G. Veazey to Julia A. Veazey

                                                  Creator:  Veazey, Wheelock G., 1835-1898

                                                  Date:  1862-11-19

                                                  Resource type:   correspondence

                                                  Topics include orders for Veazey and Proctor to be ready to move to Harpers Ferry (W. Va.), the desire to go to Texas with General Banks, and the excitement of Veazey’s wife’s pregnancy.

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