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Letter from Arthur McKinstry to his mother. Camp Wool: The letter explains that as the letter runner, Arthur has access to information even some of the officers do not. His job allowes him certain comforts like books. Things are slow, they building winter quarters.
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McKinstry, Arthur; United States--History--Civil War, 1861-1865
Arthur McKinstry Letters, Box 1, Folder 21
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