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Albert (fl. 1862-) to Sister Sophia

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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC07205.030 Author/Creator: Albert (fl. 1862-) Place Written: Manassas Junction Type: Autograph letter signed Date: 27 June 1862 Pagination: 4 p. ; 13.2 x 21 cm.

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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC07205.030 Author/Creator: Albert (fl. 1862-) Place Written: Manassas Junction Type: Autograph letter signed Date: 27 June 1862 Pagination: 4 p. ; 13.2 x 21 cm.

Summary of Content: He writes about the drills they are forced to endure. He says the further they are from the enemy, the more strict they are with them. His sister has been named best music scholar at her school.

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Historical Era: Civil War and Reconstruction, 1861-1877

Subjects: Soldier's LetterCivil WarMilitary HistoryUnion ForcesUnion Soldier's LetterMilitary CampChildren and FamilyWomen's EducationWomen's HistoryEducationMusicArt, Music, Theater, and Film

Sub Era: The American Civil War

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