Into the Wilderness with the Army of the Potomac
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Published by Indiana University Press in Bloomington .
Written in English

Subjects:

  • United States. Army of the Potomac -- History,
  • Wilderness, Battle of the, Va., 1864

Book details:

Edition Notes

StatementRobert Garth Scott.
Classifications
LC ClassificationsE476.52 .S39 1985
The Physical Object
Paginationxv, 236 p. :
Number of Pages236
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL2869215M
ISBN 100253143268
LC Control Number84048251
OCLC/WorldCa11114002

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