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William Wirt Henry to Gov. J. Gregory Smith

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Title: William Wirt Henry to Gov. J. Gregory Smith


  • Henry, William Wirt, 1831-1915


  • Smith,J. Gregory, 1818-1891

Source Document

Extent: 7 pages

Date Created: May 20, 1864


Strongly worded letter written to Governor Smith protesting his censuring of Henry for lack of discipline in the 10th Vermont, due to the complaints of Major Chandler over the promotion of Captain Frost. Henry writes that he believes the 10th Vermont is very disciplined and that the Governor’s action in not sending commissions has harmed that discipline. He also states that the 10th Vermont has been under fire continuously and has done it’s duty well. Reference to Col. Jewett, Capt Dillingham Henry writes this letter while lying in a rifle pit, 1,000 yards from the Confederate forces.

Genre(s): correspondence




Language(s): English

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2013-06-25, Center for Digital Initiatives, University of Vermont Libraries

Type of Resource: text

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William Wirt Henry to Gov. J. Gregory Smith, Vermont Historical Society Library, Barre, Vermont, (accessed January 19, 2018)

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