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Hubbard, George W.
Age: 43, credited to Cambridge, VT
Unit(s): 2nd VT INF
Service: enl 8/16/62, m/i 9/22/62, Pvt, Co. H, 2nd VT INF, wdd, Wilderness, 5/5/64, wdd, Spotsylvania, 5/12/64, dis/wds, 2/6/65
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Birth: 06/01/1819, Hinsdale, NH
Burial: Jeffersonville Cemetery, Jeffersonville, VT
Marker/Plot: Not recorded
Gravestone photographer: Kathy Valloch
Findagrave Memorial #: 40920646
Alias?: None noted
Pension?: Yes, 2/14/1865
College?: Not Found
Veterans Home?: Not Found
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Jeffersonville Cemetery, Jeffersonville, VT
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George W. Hubbard
LAMOILLE NEWSDEALER: MARCH 26, 1863
The following are extracts from a letter written to Geo. Carleton, of Cambridge, by G.W. Hubbard, of Cambridge under date of March 11th.
James Doran arrived here last Sunday and he looks as though he had a good time, and I am glad of it. I think he was the luckiest man in our company after all. I must acknowledge the receipt of a good pair of mittens, and also the military law, and various documents, for which I tender my sincere thanks, because they will be of great use to me here in the army.
We have got good quarters here. I suppose you would be somewhat interested to know how we make our tents, and I will try to tell you. We get on the steep side hill and dig down four or five feet, then split out of Whit Oak or Yellow Pine, or Whitewood planks, and build up as high as we want it, then put our fly tents up for a roof. We make a fireplace in the ground and dig a chimney further up the hill, and in most places this Virginia soil will stand the fire as well as brick, and the fire-place and chimney work first-rate. I have got one made of White Oak and Walnut which would make good spokes. To make our bed we drive down four crotches, lay on poles and then some Red Cedar boughs; then we have a very good bed.
I have been in only one battle, and I hope I never shall go into another. Language is inadequate to describe the awful realities of a hard battle; and I hope this accursed rebellion will soon be put down, but I don't know as it will, because we have got so many northern rebels in the army. I hope to live to get home once more to see my family and friends, but don't know as I ever shall. There is not much news to write at this time.
I suppose you have an idea the Virginia is a rich state, but it is everything but that. I have not seen ten dollars worth of farming tools since we came into the State, nor have not seen a good horse or ox, nor anything else. The land lays without fences, and the improved land is covered with briers and Yellow Pine shrubs. The land is in corn rows just as the corn was taken off. The houses are about five miles apart, and of all the poverty you ever saw, the poor whites are the worst. The land is mostly covered with Yellow Pine, Oak of all kinds, Walnut of all kinds, and some Whitewood timber. There is any quantity of wild grape vines.
We had a swing at the Potomac Landing --- the best I ever saw --- and I will tell you how it was made. A very large grape vine run up a Walnut that stood on a side hill, or partly between two side hills, and the soldiers cut the vine went up the side hill and swung off over the run.
Our regiment was out on picket when Doran came. When we go out we stay three days.
Courtesy of Deanna French.