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Lyman S. Williams Correspondence

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Lyman S. Williams was born in Burlington, Vermont in December, 1839, the son of Warren and Caroline (Pennock) Williams. The family moved to Essex, Vermont before 1850. Lyman S. enlisted as on September 26, 1861 as a Corporal in Company I, Sixth Vermont Infantry Regiment and was mustered in on October 15, 1861. He rose through the ranks and was commissioned captain of Co. I of the 6th Vermont Regiment on November 12, 1864. He was mustered out June 26, 1865. He married Mary Mirandi Gorton of Essex, Vermont and in 1867 moved to Estherville, Iowa. He died there on June 29, 1905.

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Time Period Covered: October 7, 1861 - August 24, 1862 

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Vermonters in the Civil War

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Papers of Lyman S. Williams

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

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Title:   Lyman S. Williams to Lois L. Williams

Date:  1862-05-18

Resource type:   correspondence

Topics include the hard marching to a camp owned by the rebel Colonel Lee and requests for items to be sent from home.

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    Title:   Lyman S. Williams to Lois L. Williams

    Creator:  Williams, Lyman S., 1839-1905

    Date:  1863-08-06

    Resource type:   correspondence

    Writes his health is good, the weather is hot, the men have a good camp ground and good water close by. States he has received letters from home and tells of the different types of food crops grown in Virginia ; gives his opinion of some men folk at home, of men drafted but who run away and refuse to fight, and sends this letter with no postage stamp as his request for some has not yet been fulfilled.

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      Title:   Nathan A. Williams to Lois L. Williams

      Creator:  Williams, Nathan A., 1837-1903

      Date:  1862-08-24

      Resource type:   correspondence

      Topics include the expectation of a battle and reinforcements. The anticipated battle was probably the 2nd Manassas or Bull Run campaign (Aug. 26-30, another win for the Confederates).

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