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Lincoln, Rufus (1751-1838) [Captain Lincoln's Revolutionary War log book containing detailed copies of reports]

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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC03846 Author/Creator: Lincoln, Rufus (1751-1838) Place Written: s.l. Type: Autograph manuscript signed Date: 1781-1782 Pagination: 1 v. : 233 p. ; 32.7 x 20.7 cm.

Includes rolls containing the names of soldiers, accounts of arms returned to the quartermaster, inspection returns, and other military reports. On the inner front cover, notes the capture of a prisoner and the transfer of a soldier.

Lincoln was from Wareham, Massachusetts.

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