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McMurran, Joseph (fl. 1860) to Paul J. Semmes

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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC00715.06 Author/Creator: McMurran, Joseph (fl. 1860) Place Written: Christiansburg, Virginia Type: Autograph letter signed Date: 7 August 1860 Pagination: 1 p. : docket ; 21 x 13 cm.

Summary of Content: McMurran, a Virginia military man and editor of a paper in Christiansburg, Virginia, asks Semmes for a copy of his published work "Infantry Tactics." Docketed by Semmes. McMurran entered the 4th Va. Cavalry in 1861 and eventually achieved the rank of sergeant major. He was wounded in action at Gettysburg and then Winchester.

People: McMurran, Joseph, fl. 1860
Semmes, Paul Jones, 1815-1863

Historical Era: National Expansion and Reform, 1815-1860

Subjects: Confederate General or LeaderConfederate States of AmericaMilitary HistoryCivil WarInfantry

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