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Thomas, J. E. to General

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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC02414.332 Author/Creator: Thomas, J. E. Place Written: s.l. Type: Telegram signed Date: no date Pagination: 1 p. ; 21.2 x 13.2 cm.

Summary of Content: "the line is OK to Gauley & working badly. Presume the line will be ok tonight."

Background Information:

People: 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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