Sketches of War History, 1861-1865: Papers Read Before the Ohio Commandery of the Military Order of the Loyal Legion of the United States, 1883-19, Volume 1 (Google eBook)

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Robert Hunter, William Henry Chamberlin
R. Clarke & Company, 1888 - United States
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