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McKinney, Erastus R. (fl. 1851-1904) to Cynthia McKinney

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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC02179.01.010 Author/Creator: McKinney, Erastus R. (fl. 1851-1904) Place Written: Camp Taylor, Ohio Type: Autograph letter signed Date: no date Pagination: 4 p. ; 19.9 x 12.3 cm.

Summary of Content: re: news that he is about to march from Camp Taylor. Written prior to 25 September 1861. Most of first leaf has been cut out.

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Historical Era: National Expansion and Reform, 1815-1860

Subjects: Military HistoryCivil WarUnion ForcesInfantrySoldier's LetterUnion Soldier's Letter

Sub Era: Age of Jackson

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