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Semmes, Paul Jones (1815-1863) to Joseph E. Brown

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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC00572.20 Author/Creator: Semmes, Paul Jones (1815-1863) Place Written: New York, New York Type: Autograph letter signed Date: 22 December 1860 Pagination: 1 p. : docket ; 25 x 20 cm.

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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC00572.20 Author/Creator: Semmes, Paul Jones (1815-1863) Place Written: New York, New York Type: Autograph letter signed Date: 22 December 1860 Pagination: 1 p. : docket ; 25 x 20 cm.

Summary of Content: Semmes's retained copy. Writes to the Governor of Georgia enclosing a contract for the purchase of gun carriages and implements, battery wagons and implements, and other army supplies. Docketed by Semmes's on verso.

Background Information:

People: Semmes, Paul Jones, 1815-1863
Brown, Joseph Emerson, 1821-1894

Historical Era: National Expansion and Reform, 1815-1860

Subjects: ArtilleryMilitary HistoryMilitary SuppliesMilitiaCivil WarConfederate General or LeaderConfederate States of AmericaContract

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