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Scammon, Eliakim Parker (1816-1894) [Scammon endorsement on a telegram to James L. Botsford]

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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC02414.121 Author/Creator: Scammon, Eliakim Parker (1816-1894) Place Written: Gallipolis, West Virginia Type: Autograph endorsement signed Date: 20 April 1863 or 1864 Pagination: 1 p. ; 21.5 x 13.2 cm.

Summary of Content: Telegram from David, the Assistant Superintendent of Military Telegraphs, to Captain Botsford asking if the Camp Piatt office can be closed tomorrow so he can make some necessary changes. With autograph endorsment signed of Brigadier General Scammon of the 23rd Ohio stating it is okay to close for one day. On stationary of the U.S. Military Telegraph. Year inferred from Scammon's rank. Most likely 1863.

Background Information:

People: Scammon, Eliakim Parker, 1816-1894
Botsford, James Lawrence, 1834-1898

Historical Era: Civil War and Reconstruction, 1861-1877

Subjects: Civil WarMilitary HistoryUnion ForcesUnion GeneralTelegraphMilitary Camp

Sub Era: The American Civil War

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