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Blanchard, Henry (fl. 1864) to Horace Blanchard

Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC04881 Author/Creator: Blanchard, Henry (fl. 1864) Place Written: Washington, D.C. Type: Autograph letter signed Date: circa 1 May 1864 Pagination: 1

Summary of Content: Discusses troops movements and a baseball game.


Historical Era: Civil War and Reconstruction, 1861-1877

Keywords/Subjects: Civil War, Military History, Union Forces, Union Soldier's Letter, Soldier's Letter, Sports and Games

Sub Era: The American Civil War