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Walter Graham papers, 1863-1890.
Graham, Walter, 1840-1901.
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Vermont Historical Society Library  Misc 238  Manuscript  Vault-Manuscript 

Personal Author : Graham, Walter, 1840-1901.
Title : Walter Graham papers, 1863-1890.
Physical Description : 6 items + 1 env.
Summary :

Papers of Walter Graham, including a letter to him from Mrs. Pearl D. Blodgett (Laura Freeman Blodgett) of Randolph, Vt. and wife of Captain Blodgett, Feb. 11, 1863; three letters from Graham to his parents while a prisoner at Monocacy Junction, Md., and Danville Prison, Va., in 1864; roll of Co. E of the 10th Vermont Regiment; and a report of Graham's service from the Adjutant and Inspector General's office, 1890.

Biographical or historical data :

Walter Graham (born Thomas Walter) was born in 1840 in Cambridge, New York, the son of Thomas and Elizabeth Graham. He enlisted from Arlington, Vermont and was mustered into Co. E of the 10th Vermont Regiment in 1862. He was promoted to Corporal on September 1, 1862, to Sergeant on December 27, 1862, and to 2nd Lieutenant on June 15, 1865. He was taken prisoner July 9, 1864 and paroled February 22, 1865. He was mustered out June 22, 1865. On February 20, 1866, he married Ida Eudora Martin in Cambridge, New York and they had one child, Ella (1866-1938). Graham married second Alice Weir in 1885 ahd they had two children, Ada (1887-1970) and Walter F. (b. 1891). Sometime between 1887 and 1891, the family moved to Chicago, Illinois, where Walter worked as a blacksmith for a railroad company. Walter Graham died on June 20, 1901 and is buried in the Oak Wood Cemetery in Chicago.

Related Collections : VHS manuscript collection also includes Walter Graham's 1864 diary (MSC-194) and his Bible (MSA 695:5). As well the VHS museum collection includes items carved by Graham while in prison.
Personal Subject : Graham, Walter, 1840-1901.
Corporate Subject : Danville Prison.
United States. Army. Vermont Infantry Regiment, 10th 1862-1865. Company E.
Geographic Term : United States History Civil War, 1861-1865 Prisoners and prisons.
Vermont History Civil War, 1861-1865.
Genre/Form : Correspondence.
Added Author : Blodgett, Pearl D. Mrs.
Electronic Resource : Transcript of letters.