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George is in line for an official promotion to Aide de Camp to Colonel Leggett. He describes an incident dealing with a sutler smuggling alcohol to soldiers. Robert Hanson is in poor health.

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Lake Provident, LA


promotion; sutler; camp life

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Porter, George Washington, 1838-1888 -- Correspondence; Porter familiy -- Correspondence; United States. Army. Ohio Infantry Regiment, 78th (1861-1865); Leggett, Mortimer Dormer, 1821-1896

Letter from George W. Porter to Francis P. Porter



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