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Elmore, Bruce (fl. 1862-1865) to Libbie Elmore

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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC06588.095 Author/Creator: Elmore, Bruce (fl. 1862-1865) Place Written: New Yorktown, VA Type: Autograph letter signed Date: 5 June 1863 Pagination: 4 p. : envelope ; 12.5 x 20.3 cm.

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Summary of Content: The Paymaster has arrived, so he will be sending some money. Even though he belives she does a good job managing the farm, he still wishes she could sell it.


Historical Era: Civil War and Reconstruction, 1861-1877

Subjects: Civil WarMilitary HistoryUnion ForcesSoldier's LetterUnion Soldier's Letter

Sub Era: The American Civil War

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