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

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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC02414.211 Author/Creator: David, T. B. A. (fl. 1862-1863) Place Written: Clarksburg, West Virginia Type: Manuscript telegram Date: 18 March 1863 Pagination: 1 p. ; 22 x 13.5 cm.

Summary of Content: Telegram from the Assistant Superintendent of the Military Telegraphs to Brigadier General Scammon of the 23rd Ohio. Asks how soon Scammon wants a Mr. Thomas as his forces are short and he will have to prepare if Thomas leaves. On stationary of the U.S. Military Telegraph.

Background Information:

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

Historical Era: Civil War and Reconstruction, 1861-1877

Subjects: Civil WarMilitary HistoryUnion ForcesUnion GeneralTelegraph

Sub Era: The American Civil War

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