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Dewey, Orville S. to Mary "Mollie" McLean

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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC02161.104 Author/Creator: Dewey, Orville S. Place Written: Camp Barry, Washington D.C. Type: Autograph letter signed Date: 12 December 1863 Pagination: 1 p. : envelope ; 20.3 x 13.1 cm.

Summary of Content: He asks her for pillows, sheets and a quilt for Christmas.

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

Historical Era: Civil War and Reconstruction, 1861-1877

Subjects: Soldier's LetterMilitary HistoryCivil WarUnion ForcesUnion Soldier's LetterWomen's HistoryHome FurnishingsGiftHolidays and Celebrations

Sub Era: The American Civil War

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