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Saxton, Rufus G.O. no. 1 re: court martial of Union captain who attacked a freed woman

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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC06727.05 Author/Creator: Saxton, Rufus Place Written: Beaufort, South Carolina Type: Document Date: 1863/06/23 Pagination: 3 p. 20.5 x 12.8 cm

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Historical Era: Civil War and Reconstruction, 1861-1877

Subjects: Civil WarMilitary HistoryAfrican American HistorySlaveryFreemenConfederate States of AmericaUnion ForcesCourt Martials and Courts of InquiryMilitary LawWomen's History

Sub Era: The American Civil War

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