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Civil War Letter To Wife From Camp Near Potomac, 1863
Special Collections: American History, Nov. 11th, 2010
Possibly written by William Bryan, Co. M, 8th IL Cavalry. 3pp letter, dated Camp near Potomac Creek, Va, March 17 1863, and addressed to My darling wife. Bryan is describing the state of his recovery after an unspecified injury or illness when not pouting about how much he misses his wife. Includes original yellow envelope addressed to Mrs. Wm. Bryan, Galesburg, Illinois affixed with a three cent stamp and postmarked Washington, D.C. / March 19, 1863.

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