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Letters and Memoirs of Van Buren Whipple Sargent, Company F

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Transcribed and Contributed by Tom Busby
Great Great Grandson of V. W. Sargent, Company F.

Van Buren Whipple Sargent was born May 5, 1845 to Americus Vespucious Sargent and Mary Haven (Whipple) Sargent in New Hampshire. He was the eldest of five boys. The next born to his parents were twins, George Washington (Washy) Sargent and James Wellington (Welly) Sargent on August 5, 1847. His twin brothers joined the same Co. as Van about a year and a half later.

Van enlisted August 15, 1862, as a resident of Delaware County and was mustered into Co. F of the 27th Iowa Infantry on Sept. 1, 1862. His brothers enlisted Feb. 5, 1864. Their uncle, served with the 21st Iowa Infantry from Aug. 18, 1862, until his death from disease on Aug. 3, 1863. Van was wounded in both legs on May 18, 1864 at Yellow Bayou, LA and returned to his unit at Nashville, TN.

Memoirs of Van Buren Whipple Sargent

Index to the Memoirs of Van Buren Whipple Sargent

Letter Dated Jan. 22, 1863

Letter dated May 14, 1863

Letter dated July 19, 1863

Letter dated August [1863]

Letter dated December 26, 1863

Letter dated March 7, 1864

Letter dated April 14, 1864

Letter Dated June 21, 1864

Letter Dated June 25, 1864

Letter Dated July 25, 1864

Letter Dated August 12, 1864

Letter (Partial) Dated August 13, 1864

Letter Dated August 28, 1864

Letter Dated November 17, 1864

Letter Dated December 3, 1864

February 12, 1865

Partial Letter #1

Partial Letter #2