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Dan Mason letters, 1861-1866.
Mason, Dan, 1839-1865.
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Vermont Historical Society Library  MSA 89  Manuscript  Vault-Manuscript 


Personal Author : Mason, Dan, 1839-1865.
Title : Dan Mason letters, 1861-1866.
Physical Description : .5 linear feet.
References Note : Letter and poem from this collection are included in A Civil War Treasury of Tales, Legends, and Folklore, by Benjamin A. Botkin, pages 64 and 68.
Summary :

Letters written during the Civil War by Dan Mason, an officer in the 6th Vermont Volunteers and 19th U.S. Colored Troops, to his fiancee/wife, Harriet B. Clark, in Glover, Vt.

Biographical or historical data :

Dan Mason of Glover, Vermont, enlisted for the Civil War on September 26, 1861. He mustered in as corporal, Company D, of the Sixth Vermont Volunteers. He was later promoted to sergeant. In 1864 he re-enlisted and was made captain of Company H, 19th U.S. Colored Troops. In March 1865 he took a leave of absence, returned to Vermont, and married Harriet B. Clark; afterwards he returned to duty. On November 20, 1865, he died of dysentery at the Post Hospital, Brownsville, Texas. He is buried in Glover, Vermont. Mason was at the Battles of Antietam, Fredericksburg, and Gettysburg, among others.

Personal Subject : Mason, Harriet.
Welsh, William.
Corporate Subject : United States. Army. Vermont Infantry Regiment, 6th, 1861-1865. Company D.
United States. Army. Colored Infantry Regiment, 19th 1863-1867. Company H.
Subject Term : Gettysburg, Battle of, Gettysburg, Pa., 1863.
Antietam, Battle of, Md., 1862.
Geographic Term : United States History Civil War, 1861-1865.
Vermont History Civil War, 1861-1865.
Glover (Vt.) History.
Genre/Form : Correspondence.
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