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Halleck, H. W. (Henry Wager) (1815-1872) to: Brigadier General Cullum, Cairo.

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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC05601.079 Author/Creator: Halleck, H. W. (Henry Wager) (1815-1872) Place Written: St. Louis Type: Autograph document signed Date: 1862/03/06 Pagination: 1 p. + docket

Summary of Content: "There is something wrong about the telegraph. Yours of yesterday in regard to reinforcements to Pope is just received. They might remain at Sikeston, [Mo] as a resource, subject to Popes orders."

People: Halleck, Henry W., 1815-1872
Pope
Cullum, George Washington, 1809-1892

Historical Era: Civil War and Reconstruction, 1861-1877

Subjects: Civil WarMilitary HistoryUnion GeneralUnion ForcesTelegraph

Sub Era: The American Civil War

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