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Warner, Edward R. to Henry Jackson Hunt

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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC02382.005 Author/Creator: Warner, Edward R. Place Written: Washington, D.C. Type: Letter Date: 20 October 1862 Pagination: 2 p. : docket ; 20 x 13.7 cm.

United States Military Telegram. He awaits the action of Gov. Morgan. "Genl Getty left this morning. Genl Barry desires that I shall remain as long as you can spare me…" Lt. Col. Warner of the 1st NY Artillery was eventually breveted brigadier general.

Hunt served as Chief of the Artillery for the Army of the Potomac during the Civil War.

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