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Letters of Edwin Horton, 1861-1878.
Horton, Edwin, 1841-1926.
Library Call Number Copy Material Location
Vermont Historical Society Library  MSS-21 #16  Manuscript  Vault-Manuscript 

Personal Author : Horton, Edwin, 1841-1926.
Title : Letters of Edwin Horton, 1861-1878.
Physical Description : 1 folder (75 letters).
Summary :

Letters of Edwin Horton of Chittenden, Vt., a soldier in Co. C of the 4th Vermont Regiment, and his wife, Ellen. Horton was drafted from Chittenden, and later arrested in Rutland, apparently for being absent without leave, and spent some time in a military prison at Boston Harbor, Long Island, where he was mistreated by the prisoners, and sent on a prison ship to Virginia. He corresponded regularly with his wife, as did her brothers. Horton was wounded and spent time in a hospital in Washington. He considered desertion to the Confederates because they treated the common soldier better, but did not do it, and was promoted to corporal. He described fraternization between the lines, and supported and voted for McClellan.

Biographical or historical data :

Edwin Horton was born on August 25, 1841 in Vermont. He was drafted into Co. C, 4th Vermont Regiment, on July 22, 1863, as a Private. He was promoted to Corporal on December 28, 1864. On May 5, 1864, he was wounded at Wilderness, Va. He was mustered out of the service on July 13, 1865. He died of bronchial pneumonia on December 12, 1926, and was buried in Horton Cemetery at Chittenden, Vt.

Corporate Subject : United States. Army. Vermont Infantry Regiment, 4th 1861-1865. Company C.
Geographic Term : United States History Civil War, 1861-1865 Prisoners and prisons.
Vermont History Civil War, 1861-1865.
Chittenden (Vt.) Archival resources.
Genre/Form : Correspondence.
Electronic Resource : Click here for transcripts of some of the letters.