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Timothy Vedder letters

 Collection
Identifier: MS2201

Collection Scope and Content

The collection contains holograph letters signed to family members in New York and Connecticut. These letters describe Washington, including brief mention of Columbian College (now George Washington University); drills and training; frequent illness of soldiers; retreat of Union soldiers from 1st Battle of Bull Run; and guarding house of brother of James T. Jackson, killer of E.E. Ellsworth, first Union casuality of war. These letters date from June 25-Sept. 26 of 1861.

Purchased by Gelman library 1989.

Dates

  • 1861

Restrictions on Access

Collection is open for research.

Restrictions on Use

Some material may be copyrighted or restricted. It is the patron's obligation to determine and satisfy copyright or other case restrictions when publishing or otherwise distributing materials found in the collections.

Historical or Biographical Note

Timothy Vedder was a Union soldier from New York, stationed at Camp Douglas in Washington, D.C. and at Arlington Heights, Va.

Extent

0.25 Linear Feet

Language

English

Abstract

Collection contains holograph letters signed to family members in New York and Connecticut. These letters describe Washington, including brief mention of Columbian College (now George Washington University); drills and training; frequent illness of soldiers; retreat of Union soldiers from 1st Battle of Bull Run; and guarding house of brother of James T. Jackson, killer of E.E. Ellsworth, first Union casuality of war. These letters date from June 25-Sept. 26 of 1861.

Collection Organization

Organized into one series.

Collection note

The transcriptions of the letters are not online yet, but are available upon request.
Title
Guide to the Timothy Vedder letters, 1861
Status
Completed
Author
Special Collections Research Center, The George Washington University
Date
2006
Language of description
English
Script of description
Latin
Language of description note
Finding aid written in English

Repository Details

Part of the Special Collections Research Center, The George Washington University Repository

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