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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:  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:  1862-11-22

    Resource type:   correspondence

    From Camp Vermont, Virginia topics include the possibility of the rebels attacking the camp and thus may not go to Harpers Ferry, predictions on the sex of the baby, and the death of General Stoughton’s loved one.

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      Title:   Wheelock G. Veazey to Julia A. Veazey

      Creator:  Veazey, Wheelock G., 1835-1898

      Date:  1862-11-26

      Resource type:   correspondence

      Topics include the good health of Wheelock Veazey, his wish that his wife would conduct herself in a more befitting manner toward certain gentlemen friends, a brief reference to other wives' less than desired behavior, a mention of the baby coming, and his regiment is out on picket.

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        Title:   Wheelock G. Veazey to Julia A. Veazey

        Creator:  Veazey, Wheelock G., 1835-1898

        Date:  1862-12-04

        Resource type:   correspondence

        From Camp Vermont, Virginia topics include needing to report to the Secretary of War in regards to a discharge and arrangements for Wheelock Veazey’s wife to visit him.

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          Title:   Wheelock G. Veazey to Julia A. Veazey

          Creator:  Veazey, Wheelock G., 1835-1898

          Date:  1862-12-21

          Resource type:   correspondence

          Topics include Julia Veazey returning home after a visit with Veazey in Washington, the death of Herman Veazey, and a fruit cake the mother of Private Kingston of Proctorsville, Vt sent.

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            Title:   Wheelock G. Veazey to Julia A. Veazey

            Creator:  Veazey, Wheelock G., 1835-1898

            Date:  1862-12-28

            Resource type:   correspondence

            From camp near Fairfax Court House topics include the regiment having to battle the measles, a little battle that broke out near Fairfax Court House, brief reference to Julia being concerned she is so big due to her pregnancy and a brief description of Christmas in camp.

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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:  1862-07-05

                Resource type:   correspondence

                Writing from Harrison's Landing, Virginia topics include an attack by Andrew Jackson and the subsequent fighting, Veazey's taking command of the 77th New York Regiment, and the great losses of both armies, brief references to Gen. John Pope and Secretary of War Edwin M.Stanton.

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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:  [1861]-11-23

                    Resource type:   correspondence

                    Topics include the disappointment about the week passing without an attack and on a personal note Wheelock G. Veazey’s feelings of jealousy concerning his wife.

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                      Title:   Wheelock G. Veazey to Julia A. Veazey

                      Creator:  Veazey, Wheelock G., 1835-1898

                      Date:  [1861]-11-26

                      Resource type:   correspondence

                      Topics include a package that arrived from home, a new General who served in Florida through the Mexican War, and Wheelock G. Veazey telling his wife Julia A. Veazey how much he loves and misses her.

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                        Title:   Wheelock G. Veazey to Julia A. Veazey

                        Creator:  Veazey, Wheelock G., 1835-1898

                        Date:  [1861]-12-01

                        Resource type:   correspondence

                        Topics include a brief description of the Thanksgiving celebrations and a description of a trip to Washington.

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                          Title:   Wheelock G. Veazey to Julia A. Veazey

                          Creator:  Veazey, Wheelock G., 1835-1898

                          Date:  1861-12-04

                          Resource type:   correspondence

                          Topics include Wheelock G. Veazey telling his wife Julia A. Veazey how much he loves and misses her.

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                            Title:   Wheelock G. Veazey to Julia A. Veazey

                            Creator:  Veazey, Wheelock G., 1835-1898

                            Date:  [1861]-12-09

                            Resource type:   correspondence

                            Topics include Wheelock G. Veazey telling his wife Julia A. Veazey how much he loves and misses her.

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                              Title:   Wheelock G. Veazey to Julia A. Veazey

                              Creator:  Veazey, Wheelock G., 1835-1898

                              Date:  1861-12-15

                              Resource type:   correspondence

                              Topics include Wheelock G. Veazey’s dismay that some people from home believe the pay soldiers receive should be decreased.

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                                Title:   Wheelock G. Veazey to Julia A. Veazey

                                Creator:  Veazey, Wheelock G., 1835-1898

                                Date:  [1861]-12-22

                                Resource type:   correspondence

                                Topics include Wheelock G. Veazey taking the role of Field Officer of the Day, an exchange of fire, and the appointment as Court Marshall.

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                                  Title:   Wheelock G. Veazey to Julia A. Veazey

                                  Creator:  Veazey, Wheelock G., 1835-1898

                                  Date:  [1861]-12-[23]

                                  Resource type:   correspondence

                                  Topics include Captain Atherton recruiting for the 4th Vermont Regiment and General Phelps making a “fool” out of himself.

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                                    Title:   Wheelock G. Veazey to Julia A. Veazey

                                    Creator:  Veazey, Wheelock G., 1835-1898

                                    Date:  1861-12-27

                                    Resource type:   correspondence

                                    Topics include the moving of tents into the woods around Christmas and the prediction that England will not become involved in the war.

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                                      Title:   Wheelock G. Veazey to Julia A. Veazey

                                      Creator:  Veazey, Wheelock G., 1835-1898

                                      Date:  1861-12-31

                                      Resource type:   correspondence

                                      Topics include Wheelock G. Veazey’s fever and headache.

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                                        Title:   Wheelock G. Veazey to Julia A. Veazey

                                        Creator:  Veazey, Wheelock G., 1835-1898

                                        Date:  [1861]-12-?

                                        Resource type:   correspondence

                                        Topics include Wheelock G. Veazey inquiring after his wife’s devotion to him.

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                                          Title:   Wheelock G. Veazey to Julia A. Veazey

                                          Creator:  Veazey, Wheelock G., 1835-1898

                                          Date:  1862-01-03

                                          Resource type:   correspondence

                                          Writing from Camp Griffin topics include Veazey's ill health, that of his wife's and news from home.

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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:  1862-08-24

                                                Resource type:   correspondence

                                                Writing from Hygeia Hospital at Fort Munroe topics include the ill health of Veazey (bilious condition) and that of his father-in-law.

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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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