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Published by [s.n.] in Washington .
Written in English


  • Petitions,
  • Surgeons,
  • United States -- History -- Civil War, 1861-1865

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Edition Notes

Other titlesPetition of Dr. Mary E. Walker for relief for services as surgeon during Civil War
ContributionsUnited States. Congress. House. Committee on War Claims
The Physical Object
FormatElectronic resource
Pagination1 p.
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL15951586M

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