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Worcester, John H. (1839-1863) John H. Worcester to Augustas

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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC03974.05 Author/Creator: Worcester, John H. (1839-1863) Place Written: New York Type: Autograph letter signed Date: 3 February 1862 Pagination:

Discusses life in camp, pay and promotions, and his growing dislike of a fellow soldier.

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