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Valentine G. Barney to Maria Barney

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Title: Valentine G. Barney to Maria Barney


  • Barney, Valentine G., 1834-1889


  • Barney,Maria, 1833-1884

Source Document

Extent: 3 pages

Date Created: March 09, 1863


Barney writes of how soldiers incarcerated in the guard house organize life while there, mimicking the rules of a regiment, including a “Colonel” (the Bully) who gets his position by fighting other soldiers, of extortion committed, of brutal beatings with one soldier not expected to live. He also describes how a soldier from his company (the 9th) deposed the "Colonel" and himself rose to the rank of “Major General” before escaping from camp, of Barney going to church worship, of Gen. Hooker granting furloughs and writes of family members.

Genre(s): correspondence




Language(s): English

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2013-01-02, Center for Digital Initiatives, University of Vermont Libraries

Type of Resource: text

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Valentine G. Barney to Maria Barney, Vermont Historical Society Library, Barre, Vermont, (accessed April 16, 2014)

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