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Taber, Joseph S. C. Civil War diary of soldier in Co. B 23rd regiment Pa. Volunteers

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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC07218 Author/Creator: Taber, Joseph S. C. Place Written: [various places] Type: Diary Date: 1861/07-08/1863 Pagination: 167 p. 15.2 x 10.2 cm

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Summary of Content: Mentions Peninsula Campaign, rebel balloon, Harper's Ferry, and Gettysburg.

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Historical Era: Civil War and Reconstruction, 1861-1877

Subjects: Civil WarMilitary HistoryConfederate States of AmericaSoldier's DiaryBallooningBattle of GettysburgBattle

Sub Era: The American Civil War

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