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Charles and George Quimby Civil War Letters

Identifier: mss-791

Scope and Content Note

This collection contains letters from Charles and George Quimby. The first three folders are from Charles Quimby from July 1861 – August 1862, a few months before he died. Many of these letters are from the different camps where he was stationed with the 3rd Vermont Volunteers. They describe the camp life, morale, battles, and more that he took part of which may include the Defense of Washington and Antietam.

The second half of the collection contains letters from George Quimby. These letters range from January 1863 – March 1865 in folders 4-8. These letters are from George’s time with the 15th Vermont Volunteers. These include the aftermath of Gettysburg.


  • circa 1861-1865



Collection is open for research.

Publication Rights

All requests for permission to publish or quote from manuscripts must be submitted in writing to the Curator of Manuscripts.

Biographical Note

Charles Quimby was from Concord, Vermont. He fought in the Civil War in Company C of the Third Vermont Volunteers. He enlisted on June 1, 1961 and was sent to his regiment on July 16. His regiment fought with the Army of the Potomac. He aided in the Defense of Washington, the Siege of Yorktown, the battle of Antietam and others. He died before finishing his service on November 2nd, 1862 of disease.

The second half of the collection contains letters by George W. Quimby. He also lived in Concord. He fought in Company K of the Fifteenth Vermont Volunteers during the Civil War. He enlisted on August 28, 1862 and mustered in on October 22, 1862. He fought at Gettysburg and chased after Lee’s retreating army after the battle. The regiment was mustered out of service on August 5th, 1863. He then died on April 20, 1901.

The two are of unknown relation but seem to have mustered in from the same town in Vermont.


0.2 Linear feet (1 narrow box)

Language of Materials



Collection contains Civil War letters of Charles and George Quimby of Concord, VT, a soldiers in the Third and Fifth Vermont Volunteers during the Civil War. The collection consists of correspondence with other Concord soldiers and civilians.

Physical Location

Library Research Annex; contact for access.

Guide to the Charles and George Quimby Papers
Finding aid prepared by Fred Torde
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Repository Details

Part of the University of Vermont Libraries, Special Collections Repository

Silver Special Collections Library
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