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Letter : from William Scott, Camp Griffin, Va., 1862 March 1.
Scott, William, 1839-1862.
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Vermont Historical Society Library  973.732 Sc86  Manuscript  Vault-Manuscript 


Personal Author : Scott, William, 1839-1862.
Title : Letter : from William Scott, Camp Griffin, Va., 1862 March 1.
Physical Description : 1 item.
Summary :

Letter from William Scott of Groton, Vt., in the 3rd Vermont Regiment, to his cousin, thanking him for a letter with news from home, and stating that he thinks they will conquer the Rebels, 1862 March 3.

Biographical or historical data :

William Scott, of Groton, Vt., enlisted as a Private in Co. K, 3rd Vermont Regiment, on July 10, 1861. He was the "Sleeping Sentinel" who, while the regiment was at Chain Bridge, was sentenced to be shot, and whom President Lincoln visited, and, upon investigation of the facts, pardoned. Scott was subsequently wounded in battle at Lee's Mills, Va., on April 16, 1862, and died the following day. He lies buried in the National Cemetery at Yorktown, Va.

Corporate Subject : United States. Army. Vermont Infantry Regiment, 3rd 1861-1865
Geographic Term : United States History Civil War, 1861-1865.
Vermont History Civil War, 1861-1865.
Groton (Vt. : Town) Archival resources.
Genre/Form : Correspondence.
Electronic Resource : Click here for a transcript of the letter.