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Henry N. Jillson Civil War letters, 1862-1863.
Jillson, Henry N., 1842-1900.
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Vermont Historical Society Library  Misc 743  Manuscript  Vault-Manuscript 


Personal Author : Jillson, Henry N., 1842-1900.
Title : Henry N. Jillson Civil War letters, 1862-1863.
Physical Description : 1 folder.
Summary :

The collection consists of four letters written by Henry N. Jillson, two of which are photocopies of originals held at the Shelburne Museum, as well as a transcription of one of the letters. There are also transcriptions of two more letters held at the Shelburne Museum. All letters were written to Jillson's father, Nathaniel Jillson. In the first letter, written at Fairfax Courthouse, Virginia on December 30, 1862, he writes about how cold it is on guard duty. He gives a short description of Confederate Maj. Gen. J. E. B. Stuart's raid on Fairfax Courthouse December 28, 1862, which the 12th Vermont helped defend against. He also describes a tour he took of Mount Vernon. In a February 1, 1863 letter, Jillson complains about knee deep mud and the exorbitant prices the sutler charges for food stuffs. A letter dated February 14, 1863 contains only family business. In the April 10, 1863, he writes of how the men of Co. D hate Second Lieutenant Horace Lewis, of Chelsea, and how they "abuse every way they can." In the April 13, 1863, letter Jillson mentions fellow Williamstown boys John Farnham and Orrin Simmons being sick and having to go to the hospital. He also describes the death of another Williamstown soldier, Private George Stebbins, who died of disease on April 10, 1863.

Reproduction Note : Photocopies.
Biographical or historical data :

Henry N. Jillson of Williamstown, Vermont, was born February 2, 1842. He enlisted in Co. D, 12th Vermont Volunteer Infantry Regiment on August 22, 1862, and was elected as first sergeant. He was mustered into service October 4, 1862. He was mustered out of service July 14, 1863. Jillson died March 26, 1900 and is buried in East Hill Cemetery, Williamstown, Vermont.

Corporate Subject : United States. Army. Vermont Infantry Regiment, 12th 1862-1863. Company D.
Subject Term : Soldiers Vermont Correspondence.
Geographic Term : United States History Civil War, 1861-1865.
Vermont History Civil War, 1861-1865.
Williamstown (Vt.) Archival resources.