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U.S. War Department General Orders

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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC08646 Author/Creator: U.S. War Department Place Written: Washington, D.C. Type: Book Date: 1861 Pagination: 10 volumes

Summary of Content: 10 volumes of General Orders of the War Department from 1861-1869.

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Historical Era: Civil War and Reconstruction, 1861-1877

Subjects: Civil WarMilitary HistoryUnion ForcesGovernment and CivicsReconstruction

Sub Era: The American Civil War

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