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Franklin T. Hill letter, 28 May 1861.
Hill, Franklin T.
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Vermont Historical Society Library  MSS-27 #51  Manuscript  Vault-Manuscript 

Personal Author : Hill, Franklin T.
Title : Franklin T. Hill letter, 28 May 1861.
Physical Description : 1 item.
Summary :

A letter from F. T. Hill, Saratoga Springs, N.Y., to Orson Putnam, Woodbury, Vermont, May 28, 1861, saying that he attended the funeral of Col. Ellsworth and enclosing a piece of a Confederate flag "cut from the identical one captured at Alexandria."

Biographical or historical data :

Franklin T. Hill was born around 1820 in Vermont. He moved to Saratoga Springs, New York, sometime before 1850, where he worked as a druggist. In 1866 he went into partnership with Dr. John L. Perry, forming F. T. Hill & Co.

Orson Putnam was born in Calais, September 16, 1818, the son of Caleb and Susanna (Hayward) Putnam. He was a blacksmith in Woodbury, Vermont until 1869, when he went to farming in Calais, Vermont, and was a farmer until 1882, and then returned to blacksmithing in North Calais. He represented Woodbury in the legislature of 1859-60, was selectman in Calais in 1877, '78, and '79, and justice of the peace six years. On November 22, 1842, he married Emerancy Pearce in Calais, Vermont, and they had one daughter, Clarissa Putnam Burnham, of Calais. Orson Putnam died in Woodbury, Vermont on July 2, 1913.

Personal Subject : Putnam, Orson, 1818-1913.
Ellsworth, E. E. (Elmer Ephaim), 1837-1861 Death and burial.
Geographic Term : Saratoga Springs (N.Y.) History Sources.
United States History Civil War, 1861-1865.
United States History Civil War, 1861-1865 Flags.