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Unknown [Camp Compson]

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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC02179.01.047 Author/Creator: Unknown Place Written: s.l. Type: Print Date: ca. 1880 Pagination: 1 print ; 15.0 x 20.8 cm.

Summary of Content: Print of a group of soldiers and three women at Camp Compson.

Background Information:


Historical Era: National Expansion and Reform, 1815-1860

Subjects: Military HistoryCivil WarUnion ForcesWomen's HistoryMilitary Camp

Sub Era: Age of Jackson

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