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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC05111.01.1254 Author/Creator: Place Written: [s.l.] Type: Photograph Date: Pagination: 1 item 8.6 x 8.3 cm

Summary of Content: The abridged inscription reads: "P.M. Bell was [illegible] at [cut off] -ies must be at home or out of [cut off] -n Provost Marshall [cut off] C.A. 45th Mass. Inft."


Historical Era: Civil War and Reconstruction, 1861-1877

Subjects: Photography

Sub Era: The American Civil War

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