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Civil War recruiting letter, 1861.
Stoughton, Homer R., 1836-1902.
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Vermont Historical Society Library  Misc 1345  Manuscript  Vault-Manuscript 

Personal Author : Stoughton, Homer R., 1836-1902.
Title : Civil War recruiting letter, 1861.
Physical Description : 1 item.
Summary :

A negative photocopy of a letter dated October, 14, 1861, written by Captain Homer R. Stoughton while in West Randolph, Vermont, the headquarters of the Second Company of Vermont Sharp Shooters, to an unidentified individual, asking if any men had been enlisted to date, as he is expecting to leave the state by October 25th.

Reproduction Note : Photocopy.
Biographical or historical data :

Homer Richard Stoughton was born in Quechee, Vermont, on November 13, 1836. He was commissioned captain of the Second Company of Vermont Sharp Shooters (later Co. E, 2nd U. S. Sharpshooters) on September 25, 1861. He was promoted to major on September 17, 1862; to lieutenant colonel on June 24, 1863; and to colonel on January 19, 1864. He was wounded May 10, 1864, captured June 21, 1864, and paroled December 1, 1864. He was mustered out of service on January 23, 1865. He died in 1902 and was buried in Elmwood Cemetery, Barre, Vt.

Corporate Subject : United States. Army. Sharpshooters Regiment, 2nd 1861-1865. Company E.
United States. Army Recruiting, enlistment, etc. Civil War, 1861-1865.
Geographic Term : Vermont History Civil War, 1861-1865.
Randolph (Vt.) History Sources.