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Armstrong, J. A. (fl. 1861-1864) to Richard H. Jackson

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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC07705.401 Author/Creator: Armstrong, J. A. (fl. 1861-1864) Place Written: New York Type: Autograph letter signed Date: 10 October 1865 Pagination: 3 p. + envelope ; 14.5 x 22 cm.

Summary of Content: He is glad to hear that RIchard and Fred Snow are doing all right now. He asks Richard what he thinks of the Emancipation Proclamation.


Historical Era: Civil War and Reconstruction, 1861-1877

Subjects: Civil WarMilitary HistoryUnion Soldier's LetterUnion ForcesSoldier's LetterPresidential Speeches and ProclamationsEmancipation ProclamationEmancipationSlaveryAfrican American History

Sub Era: The American Civil War

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