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James Fletcher Civil War letter, June 1861.
Fletcher, James.
Library Call Number Copy Material Location
Vermont Historical Society Library  MSA 371:18  Manuscript  Vault-Manuscript 

Personal Author : Fletcher, James.
Title : James Fletcher Civil War letter, June 1861.
Physical Description : 1 item.
General Note : A photograph of James Fletcher may be found in FB-19, p. 21.
Summary :

Photocopy of a letter written by Corporal James Fletcher to Louisa Dougherty of Johnson, Vermont describing life in Camp Baxter, Saint Johnsbury, Vermont in June, 1861. He gives a detailed account of the daily schedule, including the time and number of roll calls and drills, and a description of the food, He includes a description of a disturbance in the camp on June 20th, with bricks and bottles being thrown.

Biographical or historical data :

James Fletcher was born around 1837 in Ohio, the son of John and Clarissa D. Fletcher. He resided in Belvidere, Vermont and enlisted in Company E, 3rd Vermont Infantry Regiment on June 1, 1861 as a corporal. He was promoted to Sergeant and was commissioned as a First Lieutenant in Company I on January 8, 1864. He mustered out on July 27, 1864.

Corporate Subject : United States. Army. Vermont Infantry Regiment, 3rd 1861-1865. Company E.
Subject Term : Soldiers Vermont Correspondence.
Military camps Vermont Saint Johnsbury.
Geographic Term : United States History Civil War, 1861-1865.
Vermont History Civil War, 1861-1865.
Camp Baxter (Saint Johnsbury, Vt.)
Electronic Resource : A digitized photograph of James Fletcher may be viewed at