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Ransom W. Towle Correspondence

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Ransom W. Towle of Rochester, Vt. enlisted as a Sergeant in Co. E, 4th Vermont Regiment, on August 24, 1861. He was wounded at Savage's Station, Va. on June 29, 1862. He re-enlisted on December 15, 1863 and was promoted to 1st Sergeant of Co. A. On May 17, 1864, he was commissioned a 2nd Lieutenant in Co. A. He was wounded and taken prisoner at Weldon Railroad, Va. on June 23, 1864 but subsequently escaped. On September 19, 1864 he was killed in action at Winchester, Va.


Time Period Covered: February 27, 1861 - October 12, 1863 

Parent Collections

Vermonters in the Civil War

Related Archival Collection(s)

Civil War Diary of Ransom W. Towle

Published:  October 14, 2010,  University of Vermont, Bailey/Howe Library, Center for Digital Initiatives

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