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Johnston, Joseph Eggleston (1807-1891) to Fitz John Porter

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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC01359 Author/Creator: Johnston, Joseph Eggleston (1807-1891) Place Written: Washington, D.C. Type: Autograph letter signed Date: 11 January 1881 Pagination: 1 p. ; 24 x 19 cm.

Summary of Content: Johnston, at the time of this letter was a representative from Virginia, refuses to contribute to a memorial for George Armstrong Custer. Written on Congressional stationery.

People: Johnston, Joseph Eggleston, 1807-1891
Porter, Fitz-John, 1822-1901

Historical Era: Rise of Industrial America, 1877-1900

Subjects: American Indian HistoryMilitary HistoryConfederate General or LeaderMonumentCongressFinance

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