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Sawyer, F. A. to Thomas Ward re: ordering Ward to New Orleans for recruiting volunteers

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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC02145.41 Author/Creator: Sawyer, F. A. Place Written: War Dept. Velasco Type: Autograph letter signed Date: 1836/09/03 Pagination: 2 p. + docket 25 x 20 cm


Historical Era: National Expansion and Reform, 1815-1860

Subjects: TexasLatin and South AmericaGlobal History and US Foreign PolicyGlobal History and US Foreign PolicyMilitary HistoryAmerican WestRecruitment

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