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George sends a letter home with 1st Lieutenant David Sherrard, whom he praises highly, asks his father to dispose of his papers and includes personal notes to siblings Josy, Will, Joseph, and Johnny.

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Bolivar, TN


Zachariah Chandler; Confederate soldiers

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Porter, George Washington, 1838-1888 -- Correspondence; Porter familiy -- Correspondence; United States. Army. Ohio Infantry Regiment, 78th (1861-1865); Sherrard, David, Jr., 1818-1863;

Letter from George W. Porter to John Porter



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