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Guide to the Nathaniel Brown Dodge Letter, 1776-07-04
Norwich University Archives
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Northfield, VT 05663
Phone: (802) 485-2947
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Dodge, Nathaniel B., 1740-1823
Nathaniel Brown Dodge Letter
About the Collection
Letter dated 4 July 1776 from Crown Point, NY, from Nathaniel Dodge to his wife, contains an account of his experiences both in New York and Canada. Dodge mentions the devastating effects of small pox both on himself and on his comrades. According to an article in Vermont Quarterly 21 (January 1953) 29-35, Dodge’s 1776 diary was in the private hands of a descendant in Barre, VT. A typed transcription of the letter is available.
About Nathaniel Brown Dodge
Nathaniel Dodge, soldier of the American Revolution, possibly from Dudley, Massachusetts, was in service for one year. On 22 April 1818, then a resident of Underhill, VT, he applied for a pension, giving his age as seventy-eight years. The claim was allowed.
The following subjects are represented in this collection. If you are researching these topics, try using these search terms in the library catalog:
Dodge, Nathaniel Brown, 1740-1823
Dodge, Hannah Robbins, died 1779 Crown Point (N.Y.)
United States - History - Revolution, 1775-1783
The collection is open
Many items in the University Archives are one-of-a-kind resources that are not likely to be available anywhere but here. For this reason, forming citations for archival sources is a little different than for books and periodicals. If you need to cite anything from this collection, follow the format below: Identification of specific item; Date (if known); Nathaniel Brown Dodge Letter, Box and/or Folder and/or Item Identification; Norwich University Archives, Kreitzberg Library, Northfield, VT. Here’s an example from the collection:
Letter from Nathaniel Brown Dodge to his wife, 4 July 1776, Norwich University Archives, Kreitzberg Library, Northfield, VT.
Extent: 1 Item Collection Location: Archives 500, OSD2.4 Language(s) of Material: English Repository: Norwich University Archives, Kreitzberg Library, 158 Harmon Dr., Northfield, VT 05663 USA, Phone: 802.485.2947, Fax: 802.485.2173, firstname.lastname@example.org
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