About This Collection
Timothy Vedder was a Union soldier from New York, stationed at Camp Douglas in Washington, D.C. and at Arlington Heights, Va. The collection contains holograph letters signed to family members in New York and Connecticut. Describes Washington, including brief mention of Columbian College (now George Washington University); drills and training; frequent illness of soldiers; retreat of Union soldiers from 1st Battle of Bull Run; and guarding house of brother of James T. Jackson, killer of E.E. Ellsworth, first Union casuality of war.