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Correspondence of Roswell Farnham, 1861-1863.
Farnham, Roswell, 1827-1903.
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Library Call Number Copy Material Location
Vermont Historical Society Library  973.744 V1f v. 1  Manuscript (*)  Vault-Bound Manuscript-Oversize (X) 
Vermont Historical Society Library  973.744 V1f v. 2  Manuscript (*)  Vault-Bound Manuscript-Oversize (X) 


Personal Author : Farnham, Roswell, 1827-1903.
Title : Correspondence of Roswell Farnham, 1861-1863.
Physical Description : 2 vols.
Summary :

Two bound volumes with typescripts of Civil War letters sent and received by Roswell Farnham of Bradford, Vt. The first volume contains letters to his wife and sister and others while he was lieutenant of the 1st Vermont Regiment, May 2, 1861 to August 15, 1861. It includes his account of the Battle of Big Bethel, with several sketches and maps of the battle. as well as information on escaped slaves, including their names and the names of their former owners. The second volume contains his letters in 1862-1863 while he was lieutenant-colonel of the 12th Vermont Regiment. Several letters include sketches. He describes the capture of General Stoughton, and the hard march to Gettysburg.

Biographical or historical data :

Roswell Farnham of Bradford, Vt., was commissioned 2nd Lieutenant of Co. D of the First Vermont Regiment May 1, 1861 and was mustered out August 15, 1861. He was commissioned Lieutenant-Colonel of the Twelfth Vermont Regiment September 19, 1862, and was mustered out July 14, 1863.

Personal Subject : Stoughton, Edwin Henry, 1838-1868.
Corporate Subject : United States. Army. Vermont Infantry Regiment, 1st 1861. Company D.
United States. Army. Vermont Infantry Regiment, 12th 1862-1863.
Subject Term : Big Bethel, Battle of, Va., 1861.
Gettysburg Campaign, 1863.
Fugitive slaves Virginia.
Geographic Term : United States History Civil War, 1861-1865.
Vermont History Civil War, 1861-1865.
Bradford (Vt.) Archival resources.
Genre/Form : Correspondence.
Maps.