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Miller, Michael Murray (1861-1864) to Lile Miller

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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC02155.047 Author/Creator: Miller, Michael Murray (1861-1864) Place Written: Virginia Type: Autograph letter signed Date: 24 May 1862 Pagination: 4 p. ; 20 x 13.5 cm.

Summary of Content: Written at Camp Washington near Fredericksburg, Virginia, to his wife. Reports that on 23 May, the soldiers were reviewed by President Abraham Lincoln, Secretary of War Edwin M. Stanton, Governor Andrew G. Curtin, and General Irvin McDowell. Continues writing 25 May.

People: Miller, Michael M
Lincoln, Abraham, 1809-1865
Stanton, Edwin McMasters, 1814-1869
Curtin, Andrew Gregg, 1815-1894
McDowell, Irvin, 1818-1885

Historical Era: Civil War and Reconstruction, 1861-1877

Subjects: Soldier's LetterCivil WarMilitary HistoryUnion ForcesUnion Soldier's LetterPresidentLincoln's Cabinet

Sub Era: The American Civil War

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