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Guy Venor Henry. (1839-1899) to unknown

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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC03472.04.02 Author/Creator: Guy Venor Henry. (1839-1899) Place Written: Washington, D.C. Type: Autograph letter signed Date: 22 November 1893 Pagination: 2 p. ; 10 x 12.5 cm.

Summary of Content: Hopes to see the recipient soon, and says he has recently received a Medal of Honor for gallantry at Cold Harbor.

Background Information: Guy H. Venor was a Union General.

People: Henry, Guy Venor, 1839-1899

Historical Era: Rise of Industrial America, 1877-1900

Subjects: Union GeneralBattleBattle of Cold HarborMedal of HonorCivil WarMilitary History

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