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Unknown to Fannie Schoonmaker

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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC02164.12 Author/Creator: Unknown Place Written: s.l. Type: Envelope Date: no date Pagination: 1 envelope ; 8 x 14.1 cm.

Background Information:

People: Higgins, Patrick, fl. 1859-1862
Reese, David, fl. 1859-1862
Johnson, Charles, fl. 1859-1862
Schoonmaker, Fannie, fl. 1859-1862

Historical Era: National Expansion and Reform, 1815-1860

Subjects: Military HistoryCivil WarUnion ForcesUnion Soldier's Letter

Sub Era: Age of Jackson

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