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William Scott Civil War letters, 1861-1862.
Scott, William, 1839-1862.
Library Call Number Copy Material Location
Vermont Historical Society Library  973.732 Sc86a  Manuscript  Vault-Manuscript 

Personal Author : Scott, William, 1839-1862.
Title : William Scott Civil War letters, 1861-1862.
Physical Description : 3 items.
General Note : Transcriptions available online.
Summary :

Three letters from William Scott of Groton, Vermon., in the 3rd Vermont Regiment, addressed to "absent friend". In two letters, the friend is identified as Peter Welch (1834-1914) of Groton, Vermont. The letters contain Scott's religious reflections, his wish for news from home and a few details of army life. They are difficult to read due to Scott's poor spelling.

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, Virginia, on April 16, 1862, and died the following day. He lies buried in the National Cemetery at Yorktown, Virginia.

Personal Subject : Welch, Peter, 1834-1914.
Corporate Subject : United States. Army. Vermont Infantry Regiment, 3rd 1861-1865
Subject Term : Soldiers Vermont Correspondence.
Geographic Term : United States History Civil War, 1861-1865.
Vermont History Civil War, 1861-1865.
Groton (Vt. : Town) Archival resources.
Genre/Form : Letters correspondence.
Electronic Resource : Click here for transcripts of the letters.