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Blackman, Francis G. (fl. 1861-1865) to Mary Blackman

Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC02159.08 Author/Creator: Blackman, Francis G. (fl. 1861-1865) Place Written: Winchester, Virginia Type: Autograph letter signed Date: 10 June 1863 Pagination: 1

Summary of Content: Writes to his mother. Mentions "bushwhackers." Written in pencil.

People: Blackman, Francis G., fl. 1861-1865.

Historical Era: Civil War and Reconstruction, 1861-1877

Keywords/Subjects: Soldier's Letter, Civil War, Military History, Union Soldier's Letter, Union Forces, Guerrilla Warfare, Confederate States of America

Sub Era: The American Civil War