The collection consists of one letter written by a Union soldier named Herbert George Bond at Union Mills, Virginia to his brother in Dummerston, Vermont. It describes the illness and death of a fellow soldier, the arrival of a slave fleeing from Richmond at their camp, and Bond's expectation that his troop will travel to Fredericksburg.
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George Herbert Bond was born in 1846 and served as a private in the 16th Vermont Militiamen during the American Civil War. After the war, Bond was a doorkeeper of the United States Senate Chamber in Washington, D.C.