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Hayes, Rutherford Birchard (1822-1893) to Eliakim P. Scammon

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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC02414.020 Author/Creator: Hayes, Rutherford Birchard (1822-1893) Place Written: Gauley Mount, West Virginia Type: Manuscript telegram Date: 13 March 1863 Pagination: 1 p. ; 22 x 13.5 cm.

Summary of Content: Telegram to General Scammon confirming receipt of a dispatch and reporting that the line has not been working for two days. Also states that they are fine.

People: Hayes, Rutherford Birchard, 1822-1893
Scammon, Eliakim Parker, 1816-1894

Historical Era: Civil War and Reconstruction, 1861-1877

Subjects: Civil WarMilitary HistoryUnion ForcesUnion GeneralPresidentTelegraph

Sub Era: The American Civil War

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