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Austin Fenn letters

Label
Austin Fenn letters, 1862-1865
Title
Austin Fenn letters
Inclusive dates
1862-1865
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Letters, 1862-1865, from Austin Fenn (1837-1897), Company H, 10th Vermont Infantry, to his wife Julia Fenn (1841-1915) of Weston, Windsor County, Vermont, discussing camp life, his company and regiment including his fellow soldiers, picket duty, fighting and campaigns, rebel desertions, and generals. He also writes about his farm, offering advice concerning its care; and comments on his community's contribution of soldiers
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Biographical or historical data
Austin Fenn was born 27 October 1837 in Poughkeepsie, New York. When Fenn was 11 years old, his father died and Fenn went to live with his uncle in Weston, Windsor County, Vermont. A farmer, he enlisted in Company H, 10th Vermont Infantry 22 July 1862 and was mustered into service 1 September 1862. He served in the battles of the Wilderness, Spotsylvania Court House, Cold Harbor, Shenandoah Valley Campaign (1864), siege of Petersburg, and the surrender at Appomattox. After the war ended, Fenn returned to his farm in Windsor County. In 1872, Fenn moved to Potowatamie County, Kansas to homestead. He then moved to Olsburg, Kansas, where he opened a hotel. Fenn served as a justice of the peace and a notary public. Fenn and his wife Julia Woodcock Fenn (1841-1915) had two children. Fenn died 21 July 1897 in Olsburg.
Cataloging source
VIC
Label
Austin Fenn letters
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  • The Library of Virginia
Extent
36
Governing access note
There are no access restrictions
Immediate source of acquisition
Early American Historical Auctions, Inc.
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001651989
Type of unit
p.

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