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Dewey, Orville S. to Mary "Mollie" McLean

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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC02161.006 Author/Creator: Dewey, Orville S. Place Written: Camp Barry, Washington D.C. Type: Autograph letter signed Date: 23 January 1861 Pagination: 1 p. : envelope : carte de visite ; 20.6 x 13.2 cm.

Summary of Content: He sends a picture of Neil Wheeler and tells her to get an album for the different pictures he has sent. He will leave for New Orleans shortly.

People: Dewey, Orville S., fl. 1861-1902

Historical Era: Civil War and Reconstruction, 1861-1877

Subjects: Soldier's LetterMilitary HistoryCivil WarUnion ForcesUnion Soldier's LetterPhotography

Sub Era: The American Civil War

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