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Henry Harrison Wilder Correspondence

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Henry Harrison Wilder enlisted from Weybridge, VT on August 23, 1861 as corporal in Co. F, 5th Vermont Regiment. He was killed in action at Savage's Station, June 29, 1862.

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Time Period Covered: September 19, 1861 - August 16, 1862 

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Vermonters in the Civil War

Published:  March 15, 2011,  University of Vermont, Bailey/Howe Library, Center for Digital Initiatives

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Title:   Merrill F. Samson to A. Hayward

Creator:  Samson, Merrill F.

Date:  1862-07-18

Resource type:   correspondence

Topics include the death of Wilder; and his friend Merrill sending condolences to Wilder's mother. Wilder may have died during the Battle of Malvern Hill, which concluded the Seven Days Campaign; or in any number of skirmishes that occurred in early July.

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    Title:   [B. Murray?] to Aunt

    Creator:  Murray, B.

    Date:  1862-08-09

    Resource type:   correspondence

    Topics include the army photographs of Wilder being sent to his family.

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      Title:   [Frances] E. Carter to Grammama

      Creator:  Carter, Frances E.

      Date:  1862-07-31

      Resource type:   correspondence

      Wilder's niece writes a letter of condolence to her grandmother for his death.

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        Title:   [Frankie?] to Mother

        Date:  ?-?-?

        Resource type:   correspondence

        A poem, "Death of H. H. Wilder," written by Frankie, presumably Wilder's nephew.

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          Title:   [Henry Harrison Wilder] to ?

          Creator:  Wilder, Henry Harrison

          Date:  1861-09-19

          Resource type:   correspondence

          Henry writes from Camp Holbrooke in St. Albans (5th Regiment Vt Volunteers Co. B) that he is taking a route on the east side of the mountain instead of the Rutland and Burlington Railroad.

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            Title:   [Henry Harrison Wilder] to Mother

            Creator:  Wilder, Henry Harrison

            Date:  1861-09-30

            Resource type:   correspondence

            Henry writes from his camp at Chain Bridge of his journey made by the 5th Regiment of Vermont Volunteers from Springfield to Washington D.C. and on to Marellian Hill and then to Chain Bridge. Speaks of soldiers being shot almost everyday by the Rebels and of orders to march to Fairfax Court, requests postage stamps.

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              Title:   [Henry Harrison Wilder] to Mother

              Creator:  Wilder, Henry Harrison

              Date:  1861-09-22

              Resource type:   correspondence

              Henry writes from Camp Holbrooke in St. Albans of the 5th Vt Vol Regiment to his mother about rainy weather, acting as Corporal of the Guard, and receiving pay for his services and talks about how his pay should be handled.

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                Title:   [Henry Harrison Wilder] to Mother

                Creator:  Wilder, Henry Harrison

                Date:  1861-11-08

                Resource type:   correspondence

                Henry writes from Camp Griffin, Virginia of the difficulty of camp life, of Fenton being very ill and taken to Georgetown to the General Hospital.

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                  Title:   [Henry Harrison Wilder] to Mother

                  Creator:  Wilder, Henry Harrison

                  Date:  1861-12-11

                  Resource type:   correspondence

                  Henry writes from Camp Griffin, Va of the regiment's scouting expedition, of Capt. Stowell's company, of obtaining two hogs from a pen, of the fact that the captain is not very liked and that Lt. Hamilton is well liked by the company. Cautions his mother against being bothered about hear say.

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