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Bennett, Samuel H. to Angeline M. Bennett

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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC02161.180 Author/Creator: Bennett, Samuel H. Place Written: Camp Brightwood, Washington D.C. Type: Autograph letter signed Date: no date Pagination: 2 p. : address ; 20.6 x 12.6 cm.

Dated 26 December. He describes his dinner. He asks what regiment her brother is in because he wants to write him.

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