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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: 16 pages

Date Created: January 08, 1863


Letter head with color illustration of a camp scene written in the field. Topics include several diary entries detailing Joseph’s experiences from November 25th, 1862 to January 8th, 1863 that include camp life, soldiers marching music, viewing the Chantilly battlefield, desecration of the dead, discovery of coffin of Confederate officer in barn of area family, firing at Rebels with death of a horse resulting, burned and empty buildings in the area, activities of local people including assisting a southern woman regain her father who had been taken prisoner.

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 December 13, 2017)

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