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William C. Holbrook to Frederick Holbrook

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Title: William C. Holbrook to Frederick Holbrook


  • Holbrook, William Cune, 1842-1904


  • Holbrook, Frederick

Source Document

Extent: 12 pages

Date Created: July 29, 1862


Topics include returning to Baton Rouge and the comforts that came with this move, expresses his decided opinion on the ramifications of releasing “unlettered Negroes” (i.e. slaves), feels the blacks are well enough cared for in general, speaks against blacks as a possible fighting force, the treatment of the slaves who enter Union lines by the Union soldiers, feels politicians need to experience first hand the habits of black slaves of the south and not hold such lofty ideals, the attempted “cut off” of the Mississippi River by the Union, and the death of W. C. Holbrook’s grandfather.

Genre(s): correspondence


Language(s): English

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2011-05-10, Center for Digital Initiatives, University of Vermont Libraries

Type of Resource: text

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William C. Holbrook to Frederick Holbrook, Special Collections, University of Vermont, (accessed January 22, 2018)

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