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Stanton, Edwin McMasters (1814-1869) to Thomas McParlin

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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC02649.03 Author/Creator: Stanton, Edwin McMasters (1814-1869) Place Written: Washington, D.C. Type: Printed letter signed Date: 2 December 1864 Pagination: 1 p. : envelope ; 25.4 x 20.3 cm.

Partially printed letter informing McParlin that he has been breveted Lieutenant Colonel"for faithful and meritorious services in the field." On War Department stationery. Envelope from Adjutant General's Office.

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