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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:   Justus F. Gale to Brother

Creator:  Gale, Justus F., 1837-1863

Date:  1862-02-07

Resource type:   correspondence

Writing from Brattleboro, Vermont, topics include news of bombardment of Fort Henry on the Tennessee River (February 6, 1862) by Commodore Andrew Hull Foote (officer of the U.S. Navy) and General Ulysses S. Grant, a skirmish that resulted in finding a barrel of rum, food sometimes good but not the hash made in camp and the vaccination of the company for pox.

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    Title:   Justus F. Gale to Brother

    Creator:  Gale, Justus F., 1837-1863

    Date:  1862-08-01

    Resource type:   correspondence

    Topics include the sickness and deaths in the regiment including that of Lucias M Benson of Worcester from diphtheria whom Gale was caring for in the hospital, inquiries about home and family members, the lack of news from Richmond, and the hot weather in Algiers.

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      Title:   Justus F. Gale to Family

      Creator:  Gale, Justus F., 1837-1863

      Date:  1862-07-24

      Resource type:   correspondence

      Topics include the sickness and deaths in the regiment due to Typhoid Fever and poor water, a report that Vicksburg was burned, and the call for the 11th and 12th regiments from Vermont.

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        Title:   Justus F. Gale to Father

        Creator:  Gale, Justus F., 1837-1863

        Date:  1862-08-08

        Resource type:   correspondence

        Topics include the good health of Justus Gale, a description of the land in Algiers including deep mud, swamp and tall grasses, and the sickness in the regiment.

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          Title:   Justus F. Gale to Father

          Creator:  Gale, Justus F., 1837-1863

          Date:  1862-07-10

          Resource type:   correspondence

          Topics include the medicating himself after seeing the doctor twice to rid his diarrhea, taking of Richmond and rebel prisoners, the weather in Algiers, high price of provisions, inquires about family and the plan to go visit friends 4 miles away.

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            Title:   Justus F. Gale to Sister

            Creator:  Gale, Justus F., 1837-1863

            Date:  1862-04-21

            Resource type:   correspondence

            Topics include the improvement in Justus Gale's health, the cost of food items in camp, the death of three men in the regiment, the attempted suicide of a man in Company F, mentions "sugar place" back home in Elmore and writes about the lack of information in camp about the rest of the Union Army.

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              Title:   Justus F. Gale to Sister

              Creator:  Gale, Justus F., 1837-1863

              Date:  1862-07-18

              Resource type:   correspondence

              Topics include the good health of Justus Gale, the food available at Algiers including confiscated beef from the locals, standing guard for 12 hour shifts, killing alligators, writes of some of his comrades, the sickness of Sargent 2nd Class.Chas. C. Martin with inflammation of the bowels, the capture of Richmond and Vicksburg, mentions Confederate Gen. G. T. Beauregard, receiving a copy of the Green Mountain Freeman and refers to his religious faith.

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