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Elmore, Bruce (fl. 1862-1865) to Libbie Elmore

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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC06588.097 Author/Creator: Elmore, Bruce (fl. 1862-1865) Place Written: Near Williamsburg, VA Type: Autograph letter signed Date: 20 June 1863 Pagination: 4 p. : envelope ; 13.5 x 20.3 cm.

Summary of Content: He advises her to sell the yearlings as soon as possible. He asks her how much she sold the wool for. Their camp is on the road from Williamsburg to Richmond.


Historical Era: Civil War and Reconstruction, 1861-1877

Subjects: Civil WarMilitary HistoryUnion ForcesSoldier's LetterUnion Soldier's Letter

Sub Era: The American Civil War

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