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Thomas, L. (fl. 1862) Special orders no. 34

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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC06979.04 Author/Creator: Thomas, L. (fl. 1862) Place Written: Washington, D.C. Type: Autograph document signed Date: 15 February 1862 Pagination: 1 p. ; 25.2 x 20.2 cm.

Summary of Content: A report of soldiers held prisioner by the confederate troops, that have been exchanged for prisoners held by the US Army. Only one exchange which is D. T. Chandler for A. J. Bradford.

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Historical Era: Civil War and Reconstruction, 1861-1877

Subjects: Civil WarMilitary HistoryPrisoner of WarUnion ForcesPrison CampConfederate States of AmericaArtilleryMilitary SuppliesTexasOathMilitary LawAtrocity

Sub Era: The American Civil War

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