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Woodward, York A. [to unknown recipient]

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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC09327.03 Author/Creator: Woodward, York A. Place Written: Abingdon, Virginia Type: Autograph letter signed Date: January 1866 Pagination: 4 p. ; 25.6 x 20.6 cm.

Summary of Content: Either the 19th or the 25 of January as letter states "Friday Evening".

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Historical Era: Civil War and Reconstruction, 1861-1877

Subjects: FreemenReconstructionAfrican American HistoryMilitary Law

Sub Era: Reconstruction

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