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Daniel S. White Civil War letters, 1861-1864.
White, Daniel S., 1837-1912.
Library Call Number Copy Material Location
Vermont Historical Society Library  MSC 209:16  Manuscript  Vault-Manuscript 

Personal Author : White, Daniel S., 1837-1912.
Title : Daniel S. White Civil War letters, 1861-1864.
Physical Description : 1 folder.
Summary :

The collection consists of seven letters written to Maria E. Howe (b. 1844) of Ludlow, Vermont, the daughter of Gardner I. and Mariah (Sawtell) Howe. Daniel and Maria married March 8, 1864, in Ludlow, Vermont. The letters describe events such as the execution of a soldier for murder and the taking of civilian prisoners. He also writes about the tragedy of the Civil War and about the fear of dying in battle. The final letter on May 10, 1864 describes a wound he received at the Battle of the Wilderness.

Biographical or historical data :

Daniel S. White was born March 12, 1837, in Reading, Vermont, the son of Calvin and Charlotte(Tarbell) White. He enlisted as a sergeant in Company I, 2nd Vermont Volunteers on May 7, 1861 in Cavendish, Vermont. He was promoted to lieutenant January 8, 1863 and was commissioned as captain on January 26, 1863. He was discharged on October 24, 1864 because of wounds received at the Battle of the Wilderness on May 5, 1864. He died on June 3, 1912 in Chicago, Illinois.

Corporate Subject : United States. Army. Vermont Infantry Regiment, 2nd 1861-1865. Company I.
Subject Term : Wilderness, Battle of the, Va., 1864.
Soldiers Vermont Correspondence.
Military offenses United States.
Executions and executioners United States.
Geographic Term : United States History Civil War, 1861-1865 Prisoners and prisons.
Vermont History Civil War, 1861-1865 Personal narratives.
Ludlow (Vt.) History Sources.
Cavendish (Vt.) History Sources.
Genre/Form : Correspondence.
Electronic Resource : Click here for transcripts and scans of the letters.
Transcripts of letters.