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Brown, James H. (fl. 1861-1862) to Miss Brown

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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC03060.02 Author/Creator: Brown, James H. (fl. 1861-1862) Place Written: Virginia Type: Autograph letter signed Date: 7 March 1862 Pagination: 4 p. ; 20.9 x 26.6 cm.

Writes to his sister discussing his journey and mentions the cutting of the rail road lines. Written at "Camp at Oak Grove."

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