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Bartlett, Jesse (fl. 1836) to Thomas Ward re: escape of prisoners from his command

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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC02145.57 Author/Creator: Bartlett, Jesse (fl. 1836) Place Written: Colara[do?] Type: Autograph letter signed Date: 1836/07/31 Pagination: 1 p. + docket 20 x 16.1 cm

Summary of Content: Damaged at top, affecting place of writing and date.


Historical Era: National Expansion and Reform, 1815-1860

Subjects: Military HistoryGlobal History and US Foreign PolicyGlobal History and US Foreign PolicyLatin and South AmericaPrisoner of WarAmerican West

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