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Porter, Charles B. (fl. 1860-) to Brother Henry

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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC02172.30 Author/Creator: Porter, Charles B. (fl. 1860-) Place Written: Camp Lyon Type: Autograph letter signed Date: 29 November 1861 Pagination: 6 p. ; 13.7 x 21.4 cm.

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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC02172.30 Author/Creator: Porter, Charles B. (fl. 1860-) Place Written: Camp Lyon Type: Autograph letter signed Date: 29 November 1861 Pagination: 6 p. ; 13.7 x 21.4 cm.

Summary of Content: The first place they visited in Mt. Vernon was Washington's tomb. Then they saw the gardens and the orchard.Next they went to the house. There were many things in the house including pistol holster and a large piano.

Background Information: Porter enlisted early in the War, 19 May 1861, and served until 21 July 1864. The last 4 letters, dated 1865, are from Indiana, where he and his father are herding cattle and setting up a ...farm and ranch.See More

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Historical Era: Civil War and Reconstruction, 1861-1877

Subjects: Soldier's LetterCivil WarMilitary HistoryUnion ForcesUnion Soldier's LetterInfantryPresidentMonumentAgriculture and Animal HusbandryArchitectureMusicWeaponryArt, Music, Theater, and Film

Sub Era: The American Civil War

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