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11th Vermont Infantry (aka First Heavy Artillery, Vermont Volunteers)
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Eleventh Vermont, After Lee's Surrender

 LAMOILLE NEWSDEALER: APRIL 26, 1865

FROM THE 11TH

CAMP NEAR BURKSVILLE STATION, APRIL 17TH, 1865

MR. EDITOR: --- Thinking perhaps the people of Lamoille County might wish to know what had become of this company. I take this opportunity of informing them that at present we are lying inactive after having driven Bob Lee to surrender. Nothing of interest has transpired of late in Battery D 1st Vt. Arty, except the presentation of a splendid sword and sash and belt to Captain J. Lewis by the members of his Battery, for his bravery and unflinching devotion to the cause we are now engaged in, which event transpired on the 15th Inst. Sergeant (Salmon K.) Weeks, of Stowe, making the presentation speech, which was very ably responded to by the Captain. The health of the company is very good and all are in good spirits, rejoicing over our recent victories.

BUB

Submitted By: Deanna French