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Title Avery B. Cain Papers
Creator Cain, Avery Billings
Dates of Creation 1863-1874
Scope & Content Small group of military papers of Major Avery B. Cain, of Rutland, Vermont. Includes three commissions, one letter to his brother Jewett, order from Fort Laramie with daily schedule, and a description of his military concentrating on the Civil War. Letter begins with mention of his birthday and joking regarding family matters, then discusses military actions versus the Indians, mentions the death of Lieutenant Robinson of Bennington particularly. One commission for Captain signed by Abraham Lincoln, other two for brevet Captain and brevet major signed by Andrew Johnson.
Related People Cain, Avery Billings
Lincoln, Abraham
Johnson, Andrew
Credit line Gift of Mrs. George C. Cobb
Catalog Number A1925.1