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Title Civil War Records: Letters of Peter T. Washburn
Creator Washburn, Peter T.
Dates of Creation 1841-1863
Scope & Content Three letters to Solomon Foot dated February 14, 1862, May 5, 1862, and February 22, 1865, with a commission issued by Peter T. Washburn to Friend Chapman in 1841.
Administrative/Biographical History Washburn's father lived in Cavendish, Vermont and Peter lived in Ludlow where he practiced law until he moved to Woodstock, Vermont in 1844. He spent the rest of his life in Woodstock.

He was a colonel from 1837-1841 in a Vermont militia regiment. At the start of the Civil War he was commander of the Woodstock Light Infantry Company that became Company B of the First Vermont Infantry. He was Lt. Col. of the First Vermont on May 9, 1861 and mustered out of the regiment August 15, 1861. In October he was elected Adjutant and Inspector General of Vermont and was given the rank of Brigadier General.

He was elected governor September 1869, but served only part of his term, dying February 7, 1870.
Related People Washburn, Peter T.
Foot, Solomon
Holliday, Jonas P.
Chapman, Friend
Search Terms United States--History--Civil War, 1861-1865.
Credit line Bequest of Hall Park McCullough
Catalog Number 2009.163.104.6