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Pitcher, Henry, fl. 1862-1891 Diary of member of 33rd New York Regimental Band

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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC06889.01 Author/Creator: Pitcher, Henry, fl. 1862-1891 Place Written: Various Places Type: Diary Date: 1861/07/08-1861/12/27 Pagination: 132 p. 19.1 x 16.1 cm Order a Copy

Diary of musician, includes descriptions of 2 photos taken by Mathew Brady, on field near Bull Run (included as .02 and .03), as well as review by Lincoln and McClellan, Professor Lowe warning of enemy's advance from his balloon, etc.

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