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.
0.01 Linear Feet
Acc. 2014.245 was received by Special Collections in February 2014. The letter was purchased from the Dulin fund.
20.5 cm x 12.5 cm
Accessioned and minimally processed by Tim Eklund, Special Collections staff, in February 2015.
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