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Hayes, Rutherford Birchard (1822-1893) to James L. Botsford

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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC02414.037 Author/Creator: Hayes, Rutherford Birchard (1822-1893) Place Written: Gauley, West Virginia Type: Manuscript letter Date: circa 1863-1864 Pagination: 1 p. ; 7.5 x 19 cm. Order a Copy

Colonel Hayes reports to Captain Botsford that a sergeant in the 23rd Ohio regiment would like to attend his father's homicide trial and that he would like to allow him to go. Undated.

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