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  Letter, unsigned [F. L. Olmsted] to My Dear Sir [James Abbott]
Author: Olmsted, Frederick Law
Date: October 7, 1855

Frederick Law Olmstead, a New York free state fundraiser and landscape architect, wrote to James Abbott. Olmstead reported to him that he had ordered "the instrument" [howitzer cannon], which would be ready to ship in three days time along with its ammunition accessories, excepting powder. He would send instructions for its use separately, so that it may be used to "best effect", which he approximated as "equally effective with a simultaneous fire of 100 muskets" and "worth a dozen field pieces."

Location of Original: KSHS         Call Number: James Abbott Collection, #252, Box 2 Folder 8
Item Number: 102439              Number of images: 3
Keywords: Abbott howitzer; Abbott, James Burnett; Free state cause; Free state militia; Olmsted, Frederick Law, 1822-1903; Weapons (see also Guns)

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