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Chrisler, M., fl. 1861 to Hiram A. Blodgett

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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC02248.01.01 Author/Creator: Chrisler, M., fl. 1861 Place Written: Albany, New York Type: Autograph letter signed Date: 30 April 1861 Pagination: 1 p. : envelope ; 22.9 x 29 cm. Order a Copy

Chrisler writes that he is glad Blodgett is ready to fight for the Union He refers to some photographs he has included (not in collection). There is a note which indicates that Chrisler was a war photographer. The envelope has a seal in the image of Lincoln.

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