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Unknown Jeff. Davis

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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC04184 Author/Creator: Unknown Place Written: s.l. Type: Photograph Date: 1861 ca.? Pagination: 1 tintype ; 10.2 x 6.2 cm.

Summary of Content: Tintype affixed to carte de visite mount

Background Information:

People: Davis, Jefferson, 1808-1889

Historical Era: Civil War and Reconstruction, 1861-1877

Subjects: Civil WarConfederate General or LeaderMilitary HistoryConfederate States of America

Sub Era: The American Civil War

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