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56th Pennsylvania volunteers

Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC09180.04 Author/Creator: 56th Pennsylvania volunteers Place Written: s.l. Type: Document signed Date: circa 1895-1910 Pagination: 1

Summary of Content: Contracting the Bureau Brothers to erect a bronze monument, with a scale architectural rendering.


Historical Era: Rise of Industrial America, 1877-1900

Keywords/Subjects: Union Forces, Military History, Art, Music, Theater, and Film

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