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|Collection Reference Number
|From Archive Folder
|Collection of Frances Davenport, later Frances Ormsbee, wife of George D. Davenport, B company, 5th regiment, Vermont, infantry and then Ebenezer J Ormsbee G Company, 12th Regiment, Vermont infantry
|C.D. Shrieves to Frances Davenport regarding the death of her husband
|25 June 1864
|Shrieves, Chas D. (fl. 1864-1865)
|Davenport Ormsbee, Frances
|Gives Frances Davenport the facts surrounding the death of her husband to the best of his knowledge.
|Civil War Military History Union Forces Union Soldier's Letter Soldier's Letter Infantry Women's History Marriage Death Children and Family Battle of the Wilderness
|Davenport, George D. (fl. 1860-1890) Davenport Ormsbee, Frances (fl. 1860-1916)
|The American Civil War; Health & Medicine
|Papers and Images of the American Civil War
|George Davenport fought in the 5th regiment, Vermont infantry, B company and was fatally shot in the back of the head at the Battle of the Wilderness in May 1864. This collection consists of letters of condolence and support to his wife Frances following his death and her correspondence attempting to learn the facts surrounding his death and arrange for his burial. The later documents in the collection relate to Frances'' second husband Ebenezer J. Ormsbee and include war reminiscences written by Frances under her second married name, Frances Ormsbee. Ebenezer J. Ormsbee was lawyer, U.S. politician of the Republican Party and also a veteran of the Vermont Infantry.
|Civil War, Reconstruction and the Modern Era: 1860-1945
|Civil War: Theater of War
|Main Eastern Theater
|Civil War: Unit
|5th Regiment, Vermont infantry, B company