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Winchester, James (1752-1826) to James H. Bryson

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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC04982 Author/Creator: Winchester, James (1752-1826) Place Written: Lexington, Kentucky Type: Letter signed Date: 9 August 1812 Pagination: 1 p. : address : docket ; 24.9 x 20.2 cm.

Discusses equipment and supplies with Bryson, assistant deputy quarter-master-general. The following January, General Winchester's men were massacred at Raisin River.

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