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“A Treasure Inside” Padlocked Postcard

By Bob Toal

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“SURTAXED” Covers Sent Overseas—Part II

By John M. Hotchner

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A Civil War Military Exemption for Dropsy

By Jesse I. Spector, M.D.

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The Jonesboro, T. Postmaster’s Provisional—As Interesting on the Back as It is on the Front

By Patricia A. Kaufmann

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A Letter Confirming Facts from a General’s Memoir

By Joseph Williams Cagnina

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“Kill the Rattlesnake” — Exuberant California Unionism and the Pony Express

By Kurt A. Sanftleben

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Military Training Camp Postcards Tell the Story—Maybe

By Steve Swain

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The Only Town Named Primghar

By Jim Petersen


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