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Alden, William H. (fl. 1844-) to Mother

Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC02831.48 Author/Creator: Alden, William H. (fl. 1844-) Place Written: Crow Creek Type: Autograph letter signed Date: 15 April 1865 Pagination: 1

Summary of Content: He had to go on a 45 mile horse back ride recently but as a veteran he was used to it. Includes separate note to Hattie complimenting her on her math skills and handwriting.

People: Lincoln, Abraham, 1809-1865.
Alden, William H., b. 1844.

Historical Era: Civil War and Reconstruction, 1861-1877

Keywords/Subjects: Soldier's Letter, American Indian History, Military History, President Battle, Immigration and Migration, Westward Expansion, Gold Rush, Mining, Clothing and Accessories, Injury or Wound, Death

Sub Era: The American Civil War