Letter, 1862 Jan. 15, Valparaiso, Ind [to] Schuyler Colfax, Washington D.C.

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Pierce, Gilbert A. (Gilbert Ashville), 1841-1901. Letter, 1862 Jan. 15, Valparaiso, Ind [to] Schuyler Colfax, Washington D.C.

Letter, 1862 Jan. 15, Valparaiso, Ind [to] Schuyler Colfax, Washington D.C.

The collection consists of a letter, Jan. 15, 1862, from Pierce in Valparaiso, Ind. to Schuyler Colfax in Washington D.C. "After an unclear order by Gen. Grant, I am being attacked by secessionists for not handing over slaves, and hear much defeatist talk."

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Born in New York, Pierce moved to Porter County, Ind. in 1856 and attended law school in Chicago 1859-1860. After working in law, he became a newspaperman, and edited papers in Chicago and Minneapolis. He also served as governor of the North Dakota territory, senator from North Dakota, and as minister to Portugal. From the description of Letter, 1862 Jan. 15, Valparaiso, Ind [to] Schuyler Colfax, Washington D.C. (Indiana Historical Society Library). WorldCat record id: 21126129 ...

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