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At the Institute’s core is the Gilder Lehrman Collection, one of the great archives in American history. More than 70,000 items cover five hundred years of American history, from Columbus’s 1493 letter describing the New World to soldiers’ letters from World War II and Vietnam. Explore primary sources, visit exhibitions in person or online, or bring your class on a field trip.

Unknown [wood engraving. 9th Mass. (Bigelow's) Battery. Gettysburg, July 2, 1863. ]

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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC02673.32 Author/Creator: Unknown Place Written: s.l. Type: Print Date: no date Pagination: 1 p. ; 31.5 x 25 cm.

"Hold this position at all hazards." Major M'Gilvery. Wood engraving, "Richardson."

Bachelder was an artist, historian, and printmaker fascinated with the Battle of Gettysburg. He was selected by Congress to be the battle's official historian.

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