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

Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC02831.50 Author/Creator: Alden, William H. (fl. 1844-) Place Written: Crow Creek Type: Autograph letter signed Date: 6 June 1865 Pagination: 1

Summary of Content: He says not to expect him home even though the war is pretty much over since he is involved in another arrangement. Includes separate note to his siter in which he talks about his nephew.

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