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Halleck, H. W. (Henry Wager) (1815-1872) to: Brigadier General Don Carlos Buell, Louisville.

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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC05601.038 Author/Creator: Halleck, H. W. (Henry Wager) (1815-1872) Place Written: St. Louis Type: Autograph document signed Date: 1862/02/13 Pagination: 1 p. + docket

Summary of Content: "We are constructing telegraph line to Fort Henry as rapidly as possible.

People: Halleck, Henry W., 1815-1872

Historical Era: Civil War and Reconstruction, 1861-1877

Subjects: FortificationCivil WarMilitary HistoryUnion GeneralUnion ForcesTelegraph

Sub Era: The American Civil War

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