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Esther M. Thayer correspondence, 1862-1865.
Thayer, Esther M., b. ca. 1830.
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Vermont Historical Society Library  MSA 84:1-11  Manuscript  Vault-Manuscript 


Personal Author : Thayer, Esther M., b. ca. 1830.
Title : Esther M. Thayer correspondence, 1862-1865.
Physical Description : 11 folders.
Summary :

This collection of Civil War correspondence consists of letters written to Esther Miller Thayer (b. ca. 1830) of Warren, Vt., by her husband, Willard M. Thayer (1830-1864), her brother-in-law (?) Andrew J. Butler (1837-1887), and her sisters, Emma, Lucy, and Sestina. The majority of the letters in the collection were written by Willard Thayer to his wife and children while he served as a corporal in Co. B of the 10th Regiment of Vermont Volunteers.

Biographical or historical data :

Willard M. Thayer (1830-1864) and Esther R. Miller (1833-1917) were married in 1854, in Warren, Vt. They had three children: Herbert E. (b. 1856), Willard Philander (1859-1941), and Ida Elizabeth (1861-1954). Willard Thayer enlisted in Co. B of the 10th Regiment of Vermont Volunteers on August 19, 1862, and died in Brooklyn, New York, on Sept. 23, 1864. Esther Thayer married Orvis Whitcomb on April 15, 1866, in Warren; they had one daughter, Hattie Esther.

Esther's brother James E. Miller (b. 1833) enlisted June 10, 1863, in Co. L of the 11th Regiment of Vermont Volunteers and died in Annapolis, Md., on Feb. 16, 1865. Andrew J. Butler of Reading, Vt., who was Esther Thayer's brother-in-law (?) enlisted Dec. 19, 1863, in Co. H, 6th Regiment of Vermont Volunteers and was discharged June 26, 1865. He died in Reading, Vt, on March 20, 1887.

Corporate Subject : United States. Army. Vermont Infantry Regiment, 10th 1862-1865.
United States. Army. Vermont Infantry Regiment, 11th 1862-1865.
United States. Army. Vermont Infantry Regiment, 6th 1861-1865.
Geographic Term : United States History Civil War, 1861-1865.
Vermont History Civil War, 1861-1865.
Warren (Vt.) Archival resources.
Added Author : Thayer, Willard M., 1830-1864.
Butler, Andrew J., 1837-1887.
Miller, Emma.
Miller, Lucy.
Miller, Sestina.
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