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Charles F. Bancroft Civil War letters, 1861-1864.
Bancroft, Charles F., 1835-1862.
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Vermont Historical Society Library  MS 53: 4-5  Manuscript  Vault-Manuscript 


Personal Author : Bancroft, Charles F., 1835-1862.
Title : Charles F. Bancroft Civil War letters, 1861-1864.
Physical Description : 2 folders.
Summary :

The folders include correspondence, 1861-1862, to and from Charles F. Bancroft, of the 4th Vermont Regiment, Co. H, including a letter by George F. Davis informing Smiley Bancroft and his wife of their son Charles' death, April 30, 1862. There are also a series of letters settling Charles' affairs. W. E. Bliss of the 4th Vermont Regiment, H. P. Bruce, and F. D. Bliss, also wrote from Civil War camps to the Bancrofts. There are papers concerning the death and pension of George Lowell of the 1st Vermont Cavalry, Co. D. and of Joshua D. Dunham of the 2nd Battery, Vermont Light Artillery.

Biographical or historical data :

Charles F. Bancroft of Woodbury, the adopted son of Smiley Bancroft, enlisted in the 4th Vermont Regiment, Co. H, on August 28, 1861, as a Corporal. He died of disease on April 30, 1862.

Earl Warren Bliss was born on September 20, 1840 in Calais. He enlisted in the 4th Vermont Regiment, Co. G, on September 4, 1861. He was promoted to Corporal on October 20, 1862, to Sergeant on November 4, 1862 and reenlisted on December 15, 1863. He was wounded on June 23, 1864 at Weldon Railroad, Va., was subsequently transferred to the Veteran Reserve Corps, and was discharged on July 1, 1865. He died of apoplexy in Calais on March 26, 1930 and was buried in the East Calais cemetery.

Horatio P. Bruce, of Woodbury, was born in 1830. He enlisted in the 2nd United States Sharpshooters, Co. E, on September 27, 1861. He was promoted to Corporal on February 8, 1862, but was reduced in rank on July 31, 1863. He was wounded on September 17, 1862, at Antietam, Md. He recovered from his wounds and reenlisted on December 21, 1863. He was wounded again on May 31, 1864 at Totopotomoy, Va., and died of those wounds on June 21, 1864, at Washington, D.C. He was buried at North Cemetery in Woodbury.

Frederick D. Bliss of Calais enlisted in the 11th Vermont Regiment, Co. I, on July 16, 1862, as a Corporal. He was promoted to Sergeant on December 26, 1863, but reduced in rank on September 27, 1864. He was mustered out of the service on June 24, 1865.

George R. Lowell was born in Walden on January 9, 1833. He enlisted in the 1st Vermont Cavalry Regiment, Co. D, on September 25, 1861. He died on July 28, 1862 of typhoid fever, and was buried in the East Calais cemetery.

Joshua D. Dunham of Marshfield, Vermont, enlisted in the 2nd Battery, Vermont Light Artillery Regiment on December 16, 1861 and died of disease on September 27, 1863 in Baton Rouge, Louisiana.

Source : Forms part of: Smiley Bancroft papers.
Related Collections : The VHS collection contains a related collection, Bancroft family letters, 1845-1866, MSC 209:38.
Personal Subject : Lowell, George, 1833-1862.
Dunham, Joshua D., d. 1863.
Corporate Subject : United States. Army. Vermont Infantry Regiment, 4th 1861-1865. Company H.
United States. Army. Vermont Infantry Regiment, 1st 1861. Company D.
United States. Army. Vermont Artillery Regiment, 2nd.
Subject Term : Soldiers Vermont Correspondence.
Geographic Term : Calais (Vt.) Archival resources.
Woodbury (Vt.) Archival resources.
Marshfield (Vt.) Archival resources.
United States History Civil War, 1861-1865.
Vermont History Civil War, 1861-1865.
Genre/Form : Letters correspondence.
Added Author : Bancroft, Charles F., 1835-1862.
Davis, George F.
Bliss, W. E.
Bliss, Frederick D.
Bruce, Horatio P., 1830-1864.
Electronic Resource : Click here for transcripts and scans of the letters.