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Stone, E. Wyman (fl. 1861-1864) [Document granting Wyman Stone a furlough]

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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC02182.01 Author/Creator: Stone, E. Wyman (fl. 1861-1864) Place Written: Worcester, MA Type: Autograph document signed Date: 4 August 1861 Pagination: 1 p. : envelope + newspaper clipping ; 19.8 x 14.5 cm.

Summary of Content: Furlough document includes illustrated envelope of a woman sewing beneath the flag and newspaper clipping relating to the interment of Mrs. Winthrop E. Stone, wife of a former Purdue president.


Historical Era: Civil War and Reconstruction, 1861-1877

Subjects: Military HistoryCivil WarUnion ForcesInfantryAmerican FlagPatriotic StationeryWomen's HistoryEducationDeath

Sub Era: The American Civil War

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