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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.


Time Period Covered: January 1, 1861 - February 28, 1864 

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Title:   Lyman Barton to Melissa Barton

Creator:  Barton, Lyman, 1839-1936

Date:  1863-09-10

Resource type:   correspondence

Lyman Barton writes of the movements of his Brigade and mentions that the Regiment has received 166 conscripts and that all but one are substitutes. He also mentions that he is unwell.

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    Title:   Lyman Barton to Sister

    Creator:  Barton, Lyman

    Date:  1862-11-25

    Resource type:   correspondence

    Topics include an account of the Battle of Antetam [sic], the cold weather, the high prices of goods at camp, and reports on the health of other soldiers and family members.

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