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Quilty, Benjamin Luke

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Quilty Family Civil War letters

 Collection
Identifier: C-120
Scope and Contents The approximately 80 letters, many of which were written at the battlefront, are detailed in their descriptions of camp duties, food and disease, building bridges and corduroy roads, rifle pits, marching and fighting. In one letter, George Quilty mentions the creation of a "colored regiment." Many of the letters from home to the Quilty brothers describe conditions in Vermont. Some of the battles mentioned in the letters include Antietam, Bull Run, Burkleysville, Williamsburg in the Peninsular ...