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Baird, Henry C. (1825-1912) Washington and Jackson on Negro Soldiers...

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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC07417 Author/Creator: Baird, Henry C. (1825-1912) Place Written: Philadelphia Type: Pamphlet Date: [1863] Pagination: 8 p. 22.2 x 14.2 cm

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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC07417 Author/Creator: Baird, Henry C. (1825-1912) Place Written: Philadelphia Type: Pamphlet Date: [1863] Pagination: 8 p. 22.2 x 14.2 cm

Title continued: "Gen. Banks on the Bravery of Negro troops..." Includes one page poem by George F. Boker, at end. Urging Union use of black troops; Banks' report on Port Hudson.

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