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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

Source Document

Extent: 4 pages

Date Created: June 03, [1861]


Barney writes from Newport News, Virginia on the construction of a trench and accounts of alarms from the picket guard including a mule causing one of the alarms. Writes of the 2500 men, their disappointment at not being able to fire upon the Secessionists, fears the box from Swanton will not arrive at all, of the presence of 25 or 30 slaves, of horses, mules, dogs being brought in to camp, requests postage stamps and envelopes.

Genre(s): correspondence



Language(s): English

Note [Digital Version]

2011-02-04, 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 January 23, 2018)

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