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July 16, 2012

Civil War furlough document

Filed under: Item of the Day — Lizzie Ehrenhalt @ 9:30 am

Civil War furlough document

Furlough granting Private Aaron M. Burdick of the 5th Wisconsin Regiment leave to go to Albany, Wisconsin between the 6th and 10th of July, 1861.  The furlough was found in a Bible on an unidentified battlefield during the Civil War.

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