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List, Samuel F. to Samuel Watson Van Nuys

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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC07687.142 Author/Creator: List, Samuel F. Place Written: U.S. Post Hospital, Grafton, Virginia Type: Autograph letter signed Date: 25 December 1861 Pagination: 2 p. : envelope ; 13.2 x 11.5 cm.

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Historical Era: Civil War and Reconstruction, 1861-1877

Subjects: Civil WarMilitary HistorySoldier's LetterUnion Soldier's LetterUnion ForcesAfrican American TroopsAfrican American HistorySports and GamesPhotographySoldier's Diary

Sub Era: The American Civil War

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