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Kelley, Benjamin Franklin (1807-1891) to Eliakim P. Scammon

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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC02414.340 Author/Creator: Kelley, Benjamin Franklin (1807-1891) Place Written: Clarksburg, West Virginia Type: Telegram signed Date: 3 July 1863 Pagination: 1 p. : docket ; 21.9 x 13.4 cm.

Summary of Content: "Col Harris [future Major General Thomas Maley Harris] Comdg at Beverly reported this AM that Colonel Jackson [future General William L. "Mudwall" Jackson] was approaching him from Huntersville Telegraph ceases to work at twelve (12) M - will advise you further...General Averill is going to his relief."

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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