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Allen, William Wirt (1835-1894) to unknown

Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC04210.04 Author/Creator: Allen, William Wirt (1835-1894) Place Written: s.l. Type: Letter signed Date: 12 April 1865 Pagination: 1

Summary of Content: Regarding Confederate troop movements. Written on the same day Confederate forces laid down their arms at Appomattox Court House. In pencil.

People: Allen, William Wirt, 1835-1894.

Historical Era: Civil War and Reconstruction, 1861-1877

Keywords/Subjects: Civil War, Military History, Confederate General or Leader, Confederate States of America, Surrender, Appomattox

Sub Era: The American Civil War