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Smith, Romain (fl. 1860-) to Frank

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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC06728.084 Author/Creator: Smith, Romain (fl. 1860-) Place Written: Athens, TN Type: Autograph letter signed Date: 12 April 1865 Pagination: 4 p. ; 12.7 x 20.3 cm.

Summary of Content: Writes that in addition to telegraph operator and Adams express agent, he is also acting as rail road agent. He writes that he would not trade his current position for any commission in the regiments. Promises to reply to a letter Frank sent him over a month ago.


Historical Era: Civil War and Reconstruction, 1861-1877

Subjects: Civil WarMilitary HistoryUnion Soldier's LetterSoldier's LetterUnion ForcesRailroadTelegraphTransportation

Sub Era: The American Civil War

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