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Allman, Nancy to grandson

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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC02691.11.104 Author/Creator: Allman, Nancy Place Written: s.l. Type: Autograph letter signed Date: no date Pagination: 2 p. ; 25 x 19.7 cm.

Summary of Content: A very religious letter urging her grandson to pray for God's help in battle and to "try to gow to sleep a praying as you don't know where the enimy is."

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Historical Era: National Expansion and Reform, 1815-1860

Subjects: Civil WarMilitary HistoryConfederate States of AmericaConfederate Soldier's LetterSoldier's LetterWoman AuthorWomen's HistoryReligionBattle

Sub Era: Age of Jackson

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