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David, T. B. A. (fl. 1862-1863) Telegraph to Eliakim P. Scammon

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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC02414.002 Author/Creator: David, T. B. A. (fl. 1862-1863) Place Written: Clarksburg, West Virginia Type: Autograph document signed Date: 5 July 1863 Pagination: 1 p. : docket ; 22 x 13.5 cm.

Summary of Content: Written by the Assistant Superintendent of Military Telegraphs to Union Brigadier General Scammon. Informs Scammon that the news from Gettysburg is that General Robert E. Lee has sent in the flag of truce. "Lee sent in Flag of Truce, asking cessation hostilities to enable him bury his dead. [General George] Meade replied only conditions was unconditional surrender." States that Meade captured 15,000 prisoners and 118 guns.

People: David, T. B. A., fl. 1862-1863
Scammon, Eliakim Parker, 1816-1894

Historical Era: Civil War and Reconstruction, 1861-1877

Subjects: Battle of GettysburgCivil WarMilitary HistoryUnion ForcesUnion GeneralTelegraphBattleConfederate General or LeaderConfederate States of AmericaDeathSurrenderPrisoner of WarWeaponryArtilleryTruce

Sub Era: The American Civil War

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