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Herbert George Bond letters

Herbert George Bond letters, 1862-1863
Herbert George Bond letters
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Letters, 1862-1863, from Herbert George Bond (1846-1928), Company I, 16th Vermont Infantry, to his brother Leavitt E. Bond (1837-1921) and his sister-in-law Julia F. Pierce Bond (1838-1921) of Dummerston, Windham County, Vermont, describing camp life, drilling, rations, and picket duty. Bond describes the Virginia countryside, including a description of the Fairfax County court house. He mentions Generals Ambrose Burnside and E. H. Stoughton (1838-1868), as well the Confederate army. He also mentions the troops playing baseball
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Herbert George (or George Herbert) Bond was born 31 January 1846 in Dummerston, Windham County, Vermong, to Luke Taylor Bond (1807-1885) and Elsie Stoddard Bond (1805-1856). He enlisted in Company I, 16th Vermont Infantry. He mustered out on 10 August 1863. At the time of the St. Albans, Vermont, raid, Bond joined Company H, 12th Vermont militia and served two years. In 1873, he reenlisted in the Vermont militia and rose through the ranks, becoming a brevet brigadier general in December 1897. Bond worked with the New Home Sewing Machine Company from 1868 to 1870 and for the Estey Organ Company from 1872 to 1886. He purchased a coal company which he operated from 1886 to 1899. In 1900 Bond was appointed a messenger for the United States Senate, a position he held until 1923. At that time he was placed on the Senate Honor Roll for life. After his appointment, Bond lived in Washington DC much of the time, even after his retirement. Bond fell in his room in February 1928, but seemed to be recovering with no lingering effects, however, he later suffered a cerebral hemmorage. He died 3 May 1928 in Washington. Bond was buried in Propect Hill Cemetery in Brattleboro, Vermont. Bond married Addie Richardson Carpenter (1847-1914) 6 January 1870, and they had two daughters.
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