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Avery B. Cain letters, 1861-1865.
Cain, Avery B., 1840-1879.
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Vermont Historical Society Library  MSC 9:2  Manuscript  Vault-Manuscript 

Personal Author : Cain, Avery B., 1840-1879.
Title : Avery B. Cain letters, 1861-1865.
Physical Description : 1 folder.
Summary :

Civil war letters of Avery B. Cain of the U.S. 4th Infantry. A series of 43 letters from June 1, 1861 to April 5, 1865 from an officer in the regular army who started as a 2nd lieutenant and ended the war as a brevet major under Sykes. From Hampton, Va., the Monitor and Merrimac, he always praises McClellan, criticizes Sumner, describes 2nd Bull Run, and blames McDowell for its loss. The letters are written to his mother and father, in Rutland, Vt.

Biographical or historical data :

Avery B. Cain (1840-1879) of Rutland, Vt., was commissioned 2nd lieutenant of the 4th U.S. Infantry in 1861, was promoted to 1st lieutenant in 1863, was named captain and brevet major in 1864 and 1865 for gallant and meritorious service.

Personal Subject : McClellan, George Brinton, 1826-1885.
McDowell, Irvin, 1818-1885.
Sumner, Edwin Vose, 1797-1863.
Corporate Subject : United States. Army. Infantry Regiment, 4th.
Subject Term : Bull Run, 2nd Battle of, Va., 1862.
Geographic Term : Vermont History Civil War, 1861-1865.
United States History Civil War, 1861-1865.
Rutland (Vt.) Archival resources.
Genre/Form : Correspondence.