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Published by P. Smith in Gloucester, Mass .
Written in English

Subjects:

Places:

  • United States,
  • United States.

Subjects:

  • Desertion, Military -- United States.,
  • United States -- History -- Civil War, 1861-1865.

Book details:

Edition Notes

At head of title: American Historical Association.

ContributionsAmerican Historical Association.
Classifications
LC ClassificationsE468 .L86 1966
The Physical Object
Paginationvii, 251 p.
Number of Pages251
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL5998486M
LC Control Number66031671

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