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Davis, Samuel H. (d. 1862) to Dolly Davis

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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC02738.01 Author/Creator: Davis, Samuel H. (d. 1862) Place Written: Bowling Green, Kentucky Type: Autograph letter signed Date: 21 December 1861 Pagination: 2 p. ; 20.9 x 13.3 cm. Order a Copy

Writes to his wife. Discusses camp conditions and illnesses. A draft transcript is available.

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