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Civil War correspondence of Ransom W. Towle, and Thomas N. Flanders, 1861-1865.
Towle, Ransom W., d. 1864.
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Vermont Historical Society Library  Misc 246  Manuscript  Vault-Manuscript 


Personal Author : Towle, Ransom W., d. 1864.
Title : Civil War correspondence of Ransom W. Towle, and Thomas N. Flanders, 1861-1865.
Physical Description : 1 folder.
Summary :

Letters of Ransom W. Towle of the 4th Vermont Regiment, to his parents in West Rochester, Vt., 1861-1863. Also several letters from Thomas N. Flanders of the 8th Regiment, Co. G, 1864-1865. There is an unidentified letter from Fredericksburg, Va., May 18, 1862, signed "George;" a poem, "Ellsworth Avengers;" and a letter from 1862 signed "E & A E Washburn."

Biographical or historical data :

Thomas N. Flanders of Braintree, Vt., enlisted as a Private in Co. G., 8th Vermont Regiment, on November 30, 1861. He was taken prisoner on September 4, 1862, at Bayou des Allemands, La., and was paroled on November 13, 1862. On January 5, 1864, he re-enlisted. He was promoted to Corporal on July 1, 1864, to Sergeant on April 12, 1865, and was mustered out of the service on June 28, 1865.

Ransom W. Towle of Rochester, Vt., enlisted as a Sergeant in Co. E, 4th Vermont Regiment, on August 24, 1861. He was wounded at Savage's Station, Va., on June 29, 1862. He re-enlisted on December 15, 1863, and was promoted to 1st Sergeant of Co. A. On May 17, 1864, he was commissioned a 2nd Lieutenant in Co. A. He was wounded and taken prisoner at Weldon Railroad, Va., on June 23, 1864, but subsequently escaped. On September 19, 1864, he was killed in action at Winchester, Va.

Corporate Subject : United States. Army. Vermont Infantry Regiment, 4th 1861-1865.
United States. Army. Vermont Infantry Regiment, 8th 1861-1865.
Geographic Term : Vermont History Civil War, 1861-1865.
United States History Civil War, 1861-1865.
Rochester (Vt.) Archival resources.
Genre/Form : Correspondence.
Added Author : Flanders, Thomas N.
Added Title : Ellsworth Avengers
Electronic Resource : Click here for transcripts and scans of the letters.