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Gallie, John B. (1806-1863) to Roswell Ellis

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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC00572.02 Author/Creator: Gallie, John B. (1806-1863) Place Written: Savannah, Georgia Type: Autograph letter signed Date: 21 April 1853 Pagination: 1 p. ; 25 x 20 cm.

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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC00572.02 Author/Creator: Gallie, John B. (1806-1863) Place Written: Savannah, Georgia Type: Autograph letter signed Date: 21 April 1853 Pagination: 1 p. ; 25 x 20 cm.

Summary of Content: Addressed to Lieutenant Roswell Ellis, commanding officer of the Columbus Guard (Georgia). From Gallie as the Captain of the Chatham Artillery, W.H.C. Mills as the Captain of the Phoenix Riflemen, and C.A. Lamar as Captain of the Georgia Hussars. Invites the Columbus Guard to join the Oglethorpe Infantry of Augusta in a joint parade and picnic when they visit Savannah. Paul J. Semmes was the Captain of the Columbus Guard. Gallie reached the rank of major during the Civil War; he was killed in action at Fort McCallister in 1863.

Background Information:

People: Gallie, John B., fl. 1853
Semmes, Paul Jones, 1815-1863

Historical Era: National Expansion and Reform, 1815-1860

Subjects: Military HistoryInfantryHolidays and CelebrationsInfantryMilitia

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