University of Texas, Dolph Briscoe Center for American History

A Guide to the George Q. French Letters, 1861-1863



Descriptive Summary

Creator: French, George Q., 1838-1862
Title: French, George Q., 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.
Accession No.: 64-80
Extent: 2 in.
Language: Materials are written in 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.


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.


Restrictions

Access Restrictions

This collection is open for research use.


Index Terms

Subjects (Persons)
French, George Q., 1838-1862--Archives
Subjects (Organizations)
United States. Army. Vermont Infantry Regiment, 3rd (1861-1865)
Subjects
Peninsular campaign, 1862--Sources
Places
Baltimore (Md.)--History--19th century
United States--History--Civil War, 1861-1865--Military life--Union

Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

George Q. French Letters, 1861-1863, Dolph Briscoe Center for American History, The University of Texas at Austin.

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.


Detailed Description of the Papers

 

Inventory

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2K305 Correspondence and genealogical documents, 1861-1863