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Albert A. May Correspondence

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Albert A. May of Ludlow enlisted in Co. A, Second Vermont Infantry, in May, 1861, at the age of 17. He reenlisted in December 1863 and was promoted to corporal, and later sergeant. He received a commission as Second Lieutenant in Co. I in June, 1865, but was mustered out of service the following month. Though wounded at the Wilderness on May 5, 1864, he served with his regiment from the very beginning to the very end of its existence.


Time Period Covered: October 8, 1861 - March 9, 1863 

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Vermonters in the Civil War

Published:  March 02, 2011,  University of Vermont, Bailey/Howe Library, Center for Digital Initiatives

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Title:   Albert A. May to Friend

Creator:  May, Albert A.

Date:  1861-10-08

Resource type:   correspondence

Writes from Marcy Camp Advanced in Northeastern Virginia of injuries and death sustained in a "Skermisher" due to confusion among the men and friendly fire, mentions 4th and 5th regiments also camped in the area.

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    Title:   Albert A. May to Friends

    Creator:  May, Albert A.

    Date:  1863-03-09

    Resource type:   correspondence

    Writing from White Oak Church, Bell Plains, Va. topics include being in good health, the warm spring weather, a year since the Army of the Potomac started their summer campaign, the army in good spirits, hoping that the 2nd Vt. will be lucky and be sent home, and the prediction that May only has fifteen months left in the service.

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