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Gale and Morse family papers, 1861-1876.

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Vermont Historical Society Library  MSA 50  Manuscript  Vault-Manuscript 


Title : Gale and Morse family papers, 1861-1876.
Physical Description : .5 linear feet.
Summary :

The papers consist for the most part of letters written by Elmore and Woodbury, Vermont, family members during the Civil War, 1861-65. The collection focuses on Justus F. Gale (1837-1863), Benjamin Franklin Morse (1828-1924), and Franklin B. Morse (1844-1932), all of whom served in the 8th Regiment of Vermont Volunteers.

The papers include letters Justus F. Gale wrote to his family from various posts in Louisiana until his death in 1863; letters Benjamin Franklin Morse wrote to his wife in West Woodbury, Vermont, from Louisiana in 1862; and letters Franklin B. Morse received while he served in the army. The letters to Franklin B. Morse include letters from family members who were also serving in the army as well as letters from his family at home. Franklin B. Morse's war-time diaries, 1863-64, are also part of the collection.

Reproduction Note : Franklin B. Morse letters, photocopies.
Benjamin F. Morse letters, photocopies.
Biographical or historical data :

Justus F. Gale was born in 1837 to Jonas (1800-1874) and Abigail Albee Gale (1810-1869). He enlisted in Co. A of the 8th Regiment of Vermont Volunteers September 23, 1861 and died September 19, 1863 in Louisiana, of chronic diarrhea.

Gale's sister, Samantha (1832-1892), married Benjamin Franklin Morse, 2nd (1844-1932), son of Ira and Huldah (Ainsworth) Morse in 1866. He was known as Frank or Franklin B. Morse to distinguish him from his uncle, Benjamin Franklin Morse (1828-1924), whose papers are also represented here. Franklin B. Morse enlisted in Co. E, 8th Regiment of Vermont Volunteers and served until June of 1864. Morse was born in Woodbury, and lived in West Woodbury until his marriage when he moved to East Elmore, Vermont.

Benjamin Franklin Morse (1828-1924) was a farmer in East Elmore, Vermont., and enlisted as a sergeant in Co. E, 8th Regiment of Vermont Volunteers in Dec. 1861. He was stationed in Louisiana, wounded in September 1862, and mustered out in 1864.

Personal Subject : Gales family.
Morse family.
Ainsworth family.
Lawson family.
Corporate Subject : United States. Army. Vermont Infantry Regiment, 8th 1861-1865. Company A.
United States. Army. Vermont Infantry Regiment, 8th 1861-1865. Company E.
Geographic Term : United States History Civil War, 1861-1865.
Vermont History Civil War, 1861-1865.
Elmore (Vt.) History Sources.
Woodbury (Vt.) History Sources.
Vermont History Civil War, 1861-1865.
Genre/Form : Correspondence.
Diaries.
Genealogies.
Added Author : Gale, Justus F., 1837-1863.
Morse, Benjamin F., 1828-1924.
Morse, Franklin B., 1844-1932.
Electronic Resource : Click here for transcripts and scans of Justus F. Gale's letters.
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