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Potter, Horace B., fl. 1862-1865 [Collection of Horace B. Potter, A company, 153rd regiment, New York, infantry]

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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC03523.38 Author/Creator: Potter, Horace B., fl. 1862-1865 Place Written: [various places] Type: Header Record Date: circa 1861-1865 Pagination: 93 items

Summary of Content: Collection of letters belonging to Horace B. Potter dated 1861-1865. Primary correspondents were his parents, Lucius F. and Adaline M. Potter. Letters discuss punishing soldiers and anti-emancipation sentiments. The collection also includes one American Express, one Adams Express, and one Western Union telegraph bulletin for Company A, Army of the Potomac.

People: Walter, Samuel, fl. 1861
Zuck, Abam, fl. 1861
Potter, Lucius F., fl. 1862-1865
Potter, Horace B., fl. 1862-1865
Potter Adaline M., fl. 1862-1865
Potter, Augusta, fl. 1863
Turr, J.H., fl. 1863
Potter, Gurrie, fl. 1863
Buckholden, H.H., fl. 1865

Historical Era: Civil War and Reconstruction, 1861-1877

Subjects: Civil WarMilitary HistoryUnion ForcesSoldier's LetterUnion Soldier's LetterArmy of the PotomacMilitary LawEmancipationEmancipation ProclamationAfrican American HistorySlaveryInfantry

Sub Era: The American Civil War

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