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Eaton Jr., John (fl. 1864) Circular. Office of....Freedmen re: information for Freedmen in Natchez, La.

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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC06807 Author/Creator: Eaton Jr., John (fl. 1864) Place Written: Natchez, Louisiana Type: Broadside Date: February 17, 1864 Pagination: 1 p. + docket 19.4 x 12.4 cm + 1 engraving ; b&w ; 30.7 x 14.6 cm

Summary of Content: With manuscript note on obtaining permits, etc. Printed by Freedmen Press, Vicksburg, MS with MS corrections, for use in Dept. of Tenn. & Ark. One black and white bust engraving of General Eaton included.

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Historical Era: Civil War and Reconstruction, 1861-1877

Subjects: Civil WarMilitary HistoryUnion ForcesFreemenAfrican American HistorySlavery

Sub Era: The American Civil War

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