John Wilmot CDV and letter
In a photo likely taken in early 1864, Wilmot wears a dress coat with its collar cut down for comfort and a veteran’s stripe on the left sleeve—authorized for those who reenlisted. This letter, dated February 14, 1864, was one of the last he wrote to Sophronia, whom he called Ann. He signed it “your ever affectionate husband.” (Courtesy of the Vermont Historical Society)