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Various Letters and documents of naval commanders in Revolution & 1812 [Decimalized .01-.10]

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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC00308 Author/Creator: Various Place Written: s.l. Type: Header Record Date: 1782-1822 Pagination: 10 items

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Historical Era: American Revolution, 1763-1783

Subjects: War of 1812Revolutionary WarMilitary HistoryNavyMaritime

Sub Era: The War for Independence

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