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Civil War diary of Ransom W. Towle, 1864.
Towle, Ransom W., d. 1864.
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Vermont Historical Society Library  Misc 1400  Manuscript  Vault-Manuscript 

Personal Author : Towle, Ransom W., d. 1864.
Title : Civil War diary of Ransom W. Towle, 1864.
Physical Description : 1 folder.
Summary :

A Civil War diary kept by Ransom W. Towle with entries dating from February 11, 1864 to August 8, 1864. In the first half of the diary, the entries are brief. By May, 1864, the entries are longer and filled with information about picket duty, marches and skirmishes.

Biographical or historical data :

Ransom W. Towle of Rochester, Vermont, 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.

Related Collections : The Vermont Historical Society also owns Ransom W. Towle's pamphlet, "Narrative of an escape from rebel captivity" (filed under Towle in the Pamphlet File).
Corporate Subject : United States. Army. Vermont Infantry Regiment, 4th 1861-1865.
Subject Term : Soldiers Diaries.
Geographic Term : Vermont History Civil War, 1861-1865.
United States History Civil War, 1861-1865 Prisoners and prisons.
Rochester (Vt.) Archival resources.
Genre/Form : Diaries.