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Gold rush & Civil war letters to Ann from Michael Freyburger. by Michael Freyburger

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Published by Shelby County Historical & Genealogical Society in [Shelbyville, Ill.] .
Written in English

Subjects:

Places:

  • Illinois,
  • United States,
  • California,
  • Shelbyville (Ill.),
  • Shelbyville

Subjects:

  • Freyburger, Michael, 1820-1902 -- Correspondence.,
  • Freyburger, Ann, d. 1871 -- Correspondence.,
  • Soldiers -- Illinois -- Shelbyville -- Correspondence.,
  • Illinois -- History -- Civil War, 1861-1865 -- Personal narratives.,
  • United States -- History -- Civil War, 1861-1865 -- Personal narratives.,
  • California -- Gold discoveries.,
  • Shelbyville (Ill.) -- Biography.

Book details:

Edition Notes

Includes index.

Other titlesGold Rush and Civil War., Letters to Ann.
ContributionsFreyburger, Ann., d. 1871.
Classifications
LC ClassificationsF549.S52 F74 1986
The Physical Object
Paginationii, 79 p. :
Number of Pages79
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL1618166M
LC Control Number91161187

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