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Edmund Pope Civil War papers, 1863-1864.
Pope, Edmund, 1840-1864.
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Vermont Historical Society Library  MSC 210:17  Manuscript  Vault-Manuscript 


Personal Author : Pope, Edmund, 1840-1864.
Title : Edmund Pope Civil War papers, 1863-1864.
Physical Description : 1 folder.
Summary :

The papers include a transcription of Edmund Pope's diary, three letters, a pay receipt, and a notice. The diary covers the year 1864 from May 4th to November 2nd. The first section, from May 4th to June 29th, is a daily list of the loss of men and horses through death, wounds, illness, and capture. The rest of the diary details Pope's experience after his capture and imprisonment at Andersonville Prison.

Two of the letters were written by Edmund Pope to his father and one was written by Orza Boyce to Mr. Pope as well. Edmund's first letter, dated April 7, 1863, describes a encounter with Captain Mosby's Company and lists the dead and wounded. In his second letter, dated September 25, 1863, Edmund describes the cavalry action at Culpeper Court House. The third letter was written by Orza Boyce to Edmund Pope, Sr. who was acting as an agent for him. It contains news of mutual acquaintances and questions about the family farm.

Location of originals : The original diary is in the possession of the Northfield Historical Society.
Biographical or historical data :

Edmund Pope, the son of Edmund Pope and Roxanna Braley, was born in Roxbury, Vermont on February 29, 1840. He enlisted on September 16, 1861 as a corporal in Company C, First Vermont Cavalry. He re-enlisted on February 24, 1864 and was promoted to Sergeant. On June 29, 1864 he was taken prisoner at Stony Creek. He died December 15, 1864 on board a transport going from Charlestown to Annapolis on his way home.

Orza Boyce, the son of Henry S. Boyce and Mary Wales, was born in Roxbury, Vermont on August 10, 1843. He enlisted on December 17, 1863 in Company B, Fourth Vermont Regiment.

Corporate Subject : United States. Army. Vermont Cavalry Regiment, 1st 1861-1865. Company C.
United States. Army. Vermont Infantry Regiment, 4th 1861-1865. Company B.
Andersonville Prison.
Subject Term : Soldiers Vermont Diaries.
Soldiers Vermont Correspondence.
Geographic Term : United States History Civil War, 1861-1865 Personal narratives.
United States History Civil War, 1861-1865 Prisoners and prisons.
Vermont History Civil War, 1861-1865 Personal narratives.
Vermont History Civil War, 1861-1865 Prisoners and prisons.
Roxbury (Vt.) Archival resources.
Genre/Form : Diaries.
Letters correspondence.
Transcripts.
Added Author : Boyce, Orza, 1843-1934.