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Battle of Cedar Creek Letter - 10th Vermont

Corporal Austin Fenn, Co. H., of the 10th Vermont Infantry describes the Thanksgiving meal…

“The state of New York has furnished turkeys and chickens for the army to have a Thanksgiving.” 

“Company H got three good size chickens for their dinner.  They are neither singed, beheaded, gutted, or cooked, but I guess old Newman, our cook, will fix them so we can make a way with them somehow.”

At Cedar Creek:

“THE REBELS DID STRIP SOME OF OUR DEAD THAT DAY… LOREN PEASE HAD A ‘HAIR-BEARTH’ ESCAPE IN THAT BATTLE.  I WILL TELL YOU BUT I DON’T CARE TO HAVE IT MADE PUBLIC…”

Fenn goes on to relate a story about Pvt. Pease “disappearing” and having a ball shot in his blanket!  Fenn also states, “I HAD A BALL THROUGH MY CAP THAT DAY, BUT IT DIDN’T HURT ME.”  

More interesting stories and camp information in this 8 page letter… Please read the transcription!


Condition:

The letter is in nice dark ink and partially dark pencil, signed fully and easily read.  A very nice Vermont Brigade letter!  The letter also comes with a nice stamped envelope!

#L44 – Price $395
















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