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John Garland to Herman Thorn Letter

Identifier: SC 01251

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Letter from John Garland at Richmond, Virginia, to Herman Thorn, New York, concerning Herman Thorn Junior's gallantry in the Mexican War. ALS.  December 31, 1847.  Includes notes about John Garland, General William J. Worth ahd Herman Thom, Jr., who drowned in 1849.


  • Creation: 1847 December 31


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John Garland was an officer in the Florida and Mexican wars. Further information about this individual or organization may be available in the Special Collections Research Center Wiki: .


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