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Joseph Spafford to Mary Jane Spafford

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Item Description

Title: Joseph Spafford to Mary Jane Spafford


  • Spafford, Joseph, 1837-1866


  • Spafford,Mary Jane, b. 1839

Source Document

Extent: 7 pages

Date Created: May 16, 1863


Writing a illustrated letter head stationery in an abandoned home, Spafford writes of guarding the Kettle Run Bridge in Virginia, a brief description of the deserted and burned homes between Manassas Junction and Warrenton Junction, using an old wind mill as a look out tower, the building of block houses for the men allowing them to shoot in all directions, being able to get milk and eggs, having stray dogs stealing fresh beef from the soldiers, inquiries about the draft in Vermont and talk among the men due to be released from the army.

Genre(s): correspondence




Language(s): English

Note [Digital Version]

2012-11-06, Center for Digital Initiatives, University of Vermont Libraries

Type of Resource: text

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Joseph Spafford to Mary Jane Spafford, Vermont Historical Society Library, Barre, Vermont, (accessed April 21, 2014)

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