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Collection Reference Number GLC03523.09.33
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 
Title C.D. Shrieves to Frances Davenport regarding the death of her husband
Date 25 June 1864
Author Shrieves, Chas D. (fl. 1864-1865)  
Recipient Davenport Ormsbee, Frances  
Document Type Correspondence
Content Description Gives Frances Davenport the facts surrounding the death of her husband to the best of his knowledge.
Subjects 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  
People Davenport, George D. (fl. 1860-1890)  Davenport Ormsbee, Frances (fl. 1860-1916)  
Place written s.l.
Theme The American Civil War; Health & Medicine
Sub-collection Papers and Images of the American Civil War
Additional Information 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.
Module 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