Howe-Wolcott correspondence, 1861-1888
George G. Howe
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- Henry Sheldon Museum of Vermont History
- George G. Howe of Shoreham, Vt., enlisted with the 11th Regiment, Vermont Volunteers in 1862 and served until 1865. He married Lorette Wolcott in 1866.
- Chiefly correspondence between George Howe serving in the Civil War with the 11th Regiment, Vermont Volunteers, and Lorette Wolcott, of Shoreham, Vt. His letters give details of battles, military life, and weather, flora and fauna, and other observations. Lorette's letters give details of life in Shoreham during the war and local happenings, including a woman being burned to death when her skirt caught fire (May 1, 1864) and a barn being burned down by enemies of her father. A few letters to Lorette are from relatives and collection also includes a letter (1888) from the U.S. War Dept., written to George Howe. Lorette was very young when she met George and this is reflected in her letters.
- "how do you like sleeping out of doors don't you find it rather hard[;] I suppose you feel terrible big now you even carry a Gun[;]
Where is that peace you was going to write for my album write it sometime"
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