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Buckingham, William A. (William Alfred) (1804-1875) to D. R. Wright

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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC02467.09 Author/Creator: Buckingham, William A. (William Alfred) (1804-1875) Place Written: Norwich, Connecticut Type: Autograph letter signed Date: 3 February 1863 Pagination: 1 p. ; 24.7 x 19.7 cm.

Summary of Content: Buckingham, Governor of Connecticut, writes to Colonel Wright (possibly Dexter R. Wright) of the 15th Regiment, Connecticut Volunteers. Notes that a surgeon [L. Apirt?] of the 1st Regiment Artillery has been transferred to the Regiment under Wright's command. Written on State of Connecticut, Office of the Commander-In-Chief stationery.

Background Information: Buckingham was Governor of Connecticut 1858-1866.

People: Buckingham, William A. (William Alfred), 1804-1875
Wright, Dexter R., 1821-1886

Historical Era: Civil War and Reconstruction, 1861-1877

Subjects: Civil WarMilitary HistoryUnion ForcesHealth and MedicalArtillery

Sub Era: The American Civil War

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