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At the Institute’s core is the Gilder Lehrman Collection, one of the great archives in American history. More than 70,000 items cover five hundred years of American history, from Columbus’s 1493 letter describing the New World to soldiers’ letters from World War II and Vietnam. Explore primary sources, visit exhibitions in person or online, or bring your class on a field trip.

[Meeting to discuss how to commemorate the life of John H. Worcester conducted by his fellow soldiers]

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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC03974.32 Author/Creator: Place Written: St. Helena Island, South Carolina Type: Document Date: 10 January 1864 Pagination:

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