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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC06107.37 Author/Creator: Place Written: Washington, D.C. Type: Broadside Date: 5-12 July 1861 Pagination: 1 p. ; 27.4 x 18.6 cm.

An extra sheet of the Washington D.C. "Star." Contains three articles: first one from West Virginia on General Morris's attack against a division of Wise's army near Buckanon. Second article on the Tennessee disunionsts seizing the railroad between Nashville and Louisville. Third article states that General McClellan's army was fighting in western Virginia. Name in pencil on verso says "Hayden." Sheet is thin and has a partial tear along a fold line. Edges are frayed as well.

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