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Valentine G. Barney letters, 1861-1865.
Barney, Valentine G.
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Vermont Historical Society Library  MS 104  Manuscript  Vault-Manuscript 

Personal Author : Barney, Valentine G.
Title : Valentine G. Barney letters, 1861-1865.
Physical Description : . 5 linear ft. (1 box).
Summary :

Civil War letters, 1861-1865, written by Valentine G. Barney of the 1st and 9th Vermont Regiments, to his wife, Maria, in Swanton, Vt. There are about 300 letters describing the battles of Big Bethel, Harper's Ferry, Suffolk, Yorktown, Newport and Newberne, N.C., and Richmond. He describes the capture of Belle Boyd, Camp Sigel, the surrender at Harper's Ferry, parole camps Tyler and Douglas at Chicago, Confederate prisoners at Camp Douglas, the Army of the James, and the occupation of Richmond. Barney was in the 9th Vermont Regiment as led the first troops to enter Richmond.

Biographical or historical data :

Valentine G. Barney of Swanton, Vt., was commissioned sergeant May 2, 1861 in Co. A of the 1st Vermont Regiment, and was mustered out August 15, 1861. He was then commissioned captain of the 9th Vermont Regiment, Co. A, June 14, 1862; and lieutenant colonel of the 9th Vermont Regiment, on May 24, 1863. He was mustered out June 13, 1865.

Related Collections : Includes sketches and cartoons formerly in Misc 0060. Also available on microfilm #249.
Personal Subject : Barney, Maria, fl. 1861-1865.
Boyd, Belle, 1843-1900.
Corporate Subject : United States. Army. Vermont Infantry Regiment, 1st 1861. Company A.
United States. Army. Vermont Infantry Regiment, 9th 1862-1865. Company A.
Subject Term : Peninsular Campaign, 1862.
Antietam, Battle of, Md., 1862.
Burnside's Expedition to North Carolina, 1862.
Big Bethel, Battle of, Va., 1861.
Geographic Term : United States History Civil War, 1861-1865.
Vermont History Civil War, 1861-1865.
Genre/Form : Correspondence.
Electronic Resource : Click here for transcripts and scans of the letters.
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