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Descriptive Summary

Biographical Note

Scope and Contents

Restrictions

Index Terms

Administrative Information

Description of Series

Inventory

University of Texas, Dolph Briscoe Center for American History

George Q. French Letters, 1861-1863



Descriptive Summary

Creator: French, George Q., 1838-1862
Title: George Q. French letters
Dates: 1861-1863
Abstract: Consisting of correspondence and manuscripts, the George Q. French Letters, 1861-1863, document French's experiences in Company E of the 3rd Vermont Volunteer Infantry Regiment during the Civil War.
Identification: urn:taro:utexas.cah.02132
Extent: 2 inches
Language: English .
Repository: Dolph Briscoe Center for American History, The University of Texas at Austin

Biographical Note

Born in Cambridge, Vermont, George Quincy French (1838-1862), was one of seven children of Mark French (b. 1808) and Mary Lyon. As a young man, French participated in the Free Soil Movement in Kansas, returning to Vermont in 1860. During the outbreak of the Civil War, he joined the 3rd Vermont Volunteer Infantry of the United States Army, serving as a corporal in Company E. French died in a hospital at Fort McHenry in Baltimore on November 4, 1862, and is interred in the Baltimore National Cemetery.

Source:

Crane, Ellery Bicknell. Historic Homes and Institutions and Genealogical and Personal Memoirs of Worcester County, Massachusetts. New York: The Lewis Publishing Co., 1907.

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Scope and Contents

Consisting of correspondence and manuscripts, the George Q. French Letters, 1861-1863, document French's experiences in Company E of the 3rd Vermont Volunteer Infantry Regiment during the Civil War. The letters concern the Potomac Peninsular campaign and other military activities. Additionally, the collection includes genealogical documents pertaining to the French family, as well as letters regarding French's illness, and his hospitalization and death in Baltimore.

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Restrictions

Conditions Governing Access

This collection is open for research.

Conditions Governing Use

There are no use restrictions on this collection. Publisher is responsible for complying with copyright law.

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Index Terms

Personal Names
French, George Q., 1838-1862
Corporate Names
United States. Army. Vermont Infantry Regiment, 3rd (1861-1865)
Subjects
American Civil War (United States : 1861-1865)
Armed Forces--Military life
Peninsular Campaign (1862)
Unionists (United States Civil War)
Places
Baltimore
Maryland
United States

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Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

George Q. French Letters, Dolph Briscoe Center for American History, The University of Texas at Austin.

Accession Number(s)

1964-080

Processing Information

This collection was processed by by Chester V. Kielman, April 1964.

Basic processing and cataloging of this collection was supported with funds from the National Historical Publications and Records Commission (NHPRC) for the Briscoe Center's "History Revealed: Bringing Collections to Light" project, 2009-2011.

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Detailed Description of the Collection

Inventory

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2K305 [SRH1230009161] Correspondence and genealogical documents, 1861-1863

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