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McKinley, William (1843-1901) to J.B. Allen

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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC00802 Author/Creator: McKinley, William (1843-1901) Place Written: Columbus, Ohio Type: Typed letter signed Date: 13 November 1894 Pagination: 1 p. ; 28 x 26 cm.

Summary of Content: Appoints Allen to the Commission appointed by Congress to indicate the position of Ohio regiments in the battle of Antietam. Allen, 19 years old in the battle, fought with the 23rd Ohio Regiment. Written on State of Ohio, Executive Department, Office of the Governor letterhead.

People: McKinley, William, 1843-1901
Allen, J.B., fl. 1843-1894

Historical Era: Rise of Industrial America, 1877-1900

Subjects: Battle of Antietam (Sharpsburg)PresidentCongressMilitary HistoryBattleUnion ForcesCivil War

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