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Berry, Hiram G. (1824-1863) to R. H. Sawyer

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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC08240.01 Author/Creator: Berry, Hiram G. (1824-1863) Place Written: Yorktown, Virginia Type: Autograph letter signed Date: 17 April 1862 Pagination:

Summary of Content: Brigadier General Hiram Berry writes to Captain R. H. Sawyer to tell him of the Battle of Yorktown, where he was commander, 3rd Brigade, 3rd Division, 3rd Corps, Army of the Potomac.

People: Berry, Hiram Gregory, 1824-1863

Historical Era: Civil War and Reconstruction, 1861-1877

Subjects: Battle (Siege, Surrender) of YorktownCivil WarMilitary HistoryUnion ForcesUnion GeneralBattle

Sub Era: The American Civil War

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