Back "in War Times.": History of the 144th Regiment, New York Volunteer Infantry, Volume 144

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H.E. Bailey, 1903 - United States - 378 pages
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Outstanding resource because it lists all the members of the regiment during the civil war. This helped me find my Great Uncle's name in the lists.

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