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Sargent family papers, 1857-1909.
Sargent family.
Library Call Number Copy Material Location
Vermont Historical Society Library  MSA 154  Manuscript  Vault-Manuscript 

Personal Author : Sargent family.
Title : Sargent family papers, 1857-1909.
Physical Description : .25 linear ft. (1 box).
Summary :

The majority of the letters in the collection were written to Thomas Sargent in Norwich between 1863 and 1888 by his children, Charles, Harriet, and George and son-in-law, George S. Young. Many of the letters were written by George Sargent either to his father or to his brother, David, when he was working in New York State and later in Massachusetts.

Both George and Charles Sargent served in the Civil War. In a March 1864 George describes camp life near Culpepper, Virginia, and alludes to the upcoming "fighting" in the spring. Charles was seriously wounded at Fredericksburg in December 1862. In a January 1863 telegram from Washington he writes that he is not well and a hospital worker writes to his parents in May 1863 that he is recovering from smallpox while awaiting a wooden leg.

There are a number of letters in the collection for which the writers' relationship to the Sargent family is unknown. These correspondents include: Fatima Gilkey, Mercy and Roswell Spalding, and Emeline Lovejoy.

Biographical or historical data :

Thomas Sargent was born in 1806, in Hill, N.H., and died in 1889, in Thetford, Vt. In 1827 he married Lydia Cook (1804-1873), the widow of Francis Cook who had a house built in 1805 in Norwich,Vt., which was later to become the Sargent home. Children of Thomas and Lydia Sargent include: Harriet S. (b. 1828); George Washington (1833-1913); Charles Alexander (1839-1911); David Pratt (b. 1841); Solon H. (b. 1843).

Harriet S. Sargent married George S. Young; of Windsor and farmed in Royalton (?). George Washington Sargent married Lucy Colman in 1856. He served in the Civil War in the First Artillery of the Eleventh Vermont Volunteers from 1862 to 1865. Immediately after the war, he moved to New York State where he made machines to print newspapers. He was a carpenter by trade and he died in Malden, Mass. Charles Alexander served in the Civil War with the Fourth Regiment of the Vermont Volunteer Infantry. He married Lydia Kittridge in 1864. He was married a second time in 1892, to Mrs. Ella F. Kittridge and was a farmer in South Walpole, Mass. David Pratt remained on the family farm. He married Lucy Kilburn in 1871 and Lucy E. Lovejoy in 1873.

Corporate Subject : United States. Army. Vermont Artillery Regiment, 11th.
United States. Army. Vermont Infantry Regiment, 4th 1861-1865.
Geographic Term : United States History Civil War, 1861-1865
Vermont History Civil War, 1861-1865.
Norwich (Vt.) Archival resources.
Culpepper (Va.) Social conditions.
Malden (Mass.) Archival resources.
Added Author : Sargent, Thomas, 1806-1889.
Sargent, Charles A., 1839-1911.
Sargent, George W., 1833-1913.
Young, Harriet S., b. 1828.
Young, George S.
Sargent, David P., b. 1841.
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