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Title Civil War Records: Letters
Creator Sumner, William J.
Other Creators Kezer, Andrew W.
Hathaway, Thomas Spencer
Holt, Henry
Gibbs, Warren
Dates of Creation 1861-1862
Scope & Content Group of letters from several different soldiers written during the Civil War and discussing their experiences and one letter to a soldier. Many addressed to "Friend Wilbur" from Andrew W. Kezer, William H. Petrie, and Henry Holt all from Hartland, Vermont. Mention band, and mutual friends including "Crayton" of "Craydon". Also a long letter dated August 13, 1861 to "Croydon," apparently in the Army, signed Wm J. Sumner, of Hartland; discusses friendship, being careful about purchases, Vermont regiments, bands, and local entertainments.

Seven sheets of letters dated 1861 from Andrew W. Kezer of the Third Vermont Regiment, all addressed to friend Wilber. Discuss travel, camp life, advises him not to join the military, etc. Most letters written over the course of several days on multiple sheets of paper. All on patriotic letterhead.

One letter dated November 30, 1861 signed "Spencer" at Camp Griffen, addressed "Dear Friend" mentions news from Bennington, death of James Hicks, Henry Blake's sickness (presumably Frederick H. Blake of Bennington, who was also in Company A of the 2nd Vermont) and J. A. N.Williams' losing a needle book. On patriotic letterhead with "Vermont" and a pennant with the state seal. Appears to be from Thomas Spencer Hathaway of Company A, Second Vermont Infantry.

One letter of recommendation from George F. Edmunds to Frederick Holbrook with letter from Holbrook to E.M. Stanton regarding furlough for Warren Gibbs of the 18th Vermont Cavalry.
Related People Petrie, William H.
Sumner, William J.
Blake, Frederick H.
Hicks, James (1835-1861)
Kezer, Andrew W.
Williams, James Admiral Nelson
Hathaway, Thomas Spencer
Holt, Henry
Gibbs, Warren
Search Terms United States--History--Civil War, 1861-1865.
Credit line Bequest of Hall Park McCullough
Catalog Number 2009.163.104.4