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Kessler, Thomas J., fl. 1843-1868 to Henry Kessler

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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC03523.52.55 Author/Creator: Kessler, Thomas J., fl. 1843-1868 Place Written: Washington, District of Columbia Type: Autograph letter signed Date: 19 May 1864 Pagination: 2 p. : envelope ; 20.4 x 25.4 cm. Order a Copy

Writes to his brother from Georgetown in Washington, D.C. Reports there will be a grand review of the entire army next week and a review of their division this afternoon. Hopes troops will be sent home after the review. Writes it may be some time before he gets to go home. Discusses his colts back home. The letter has a watermark on the top left hand corner.

Kessler, Thomas J., fl. 1843-1868
Kessler, Henry, fl. 1864

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