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Clemons, W.G. (fl. 1853-1860) to Paul J. Semmes

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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC00715.04 Author/Creator: Clemons, W.G. (fl. 1853-1860) Place Written: Columbus, Georgia Type: Letter Date: 22 March 1853 Pagination: 1 p. ; 25 x 20 cm.

Summary of Content: Letter signed by five members of the Columbus Guards electing Semmes captain of the company. The letter and the signatures are all written in the same hand. On blue lined paper.

People: Semmes, Paul Jones, 1815-1863
Clemons, W.G., fl. 1853-1860
Peabody, John B
DeGraffenierd, B.B., fl. 1853
Day, J., fl. 1853
Carter, John D., fl. 1853

Historical Era: National Expansion and Reform, 1815-1860

Subjects: MilitiaConfederate General or LeaderMilitary History

Sub Era: Age of Jackson

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