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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:   Lyman S. Williams to Lois L. Williams

Date:  1862-05-18

Resource type:   correspondence

Topics include the hard marching to a camp owned by the rebel Colonel Lee and requests for items to be sent from home.

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    Title:   Lyman S. Williams to Lois L. Williams

    Creator:  Williams, Lyman S., 1839-1905

    Date:  1863-08-06

    Resource type:   correspondence

    Writes his health is good, the weather is hot, the men have a good camp ground and good water close by. States he has received letters from home and tells of the different types of food crops grown in Virginia ; gives his opinion of some men folk at home, of men drafted but who run away and refuse to fight, and sends this letter with no postage stamp as his request for some has not yet been fulfilled.

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      Title:   Nathan A. Williams to Lois L. Williams

      Creator:  Williams, Nathan A., 1837-1903

      Date:  1862-08-24

      Resource type:   correspondence

      Topics include the expectation of a battle and reinforcements. The anticipated battle was probably the 2nd Manassas or Bull Run campaign (Aug. 26-30, another win for the Confederates).

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