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Roswell Farnham to [Mary Farnham]

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Title: Roswell Farnham to [Mary Farnham]


  • Farnham, Roswell, 1827-1903


  • Farnham, Mary

Source Document

Extent: 4 pages

Date Created: June 01, 1861


Topics include the food that the soldiers eat, and that pilfering from local farms--even "secessionist"--is forbidden. Farnham assures his wife that newspaper reports of the war are highly exaggerated. A rebel attack is unlikely before they return to Vt. A German scouting party caused a stir with an accidental gun discharge. Col. Phelps assigns Farnham a camp security position--provost marshall. One concern is the slaves that have just left their masters, who arrive at Ft. Monroe with food to sell but may also be spies. The able-bodied are put to work; all others are considered for deportation to Liberia. Names: Officers Phelps, Peckett; Everett Shaw.

Genre(s): correspondence




Language(s): English

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2010-10-18, Center for Digital Initiatives, University of Vermont Libraries

Type of Resource: text

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Roswell Farnham to [Mary Farnham], Special Collections, University of Vermont, (accessed January 21, 2018)

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