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Unknown The Father of His Country Left This to His Children

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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC08413.48 Author/Creator: Unknown Place Written: Felton, DE Type: Envelope Date: 1861-1877 Pagination: 1 envelope ; 13.5 x 8.8 cm.

Summary of Content: features American flag

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Historical Era: Civil War and Reconstruction, 1861-1877

Subjects: Civil WarUnion ForcesConfederate States of AmericaPatriotic StationeryAmerican FlagPatriotism

Sub Era: The American Civil War

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