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Unknown [Wood engraving of Civil War battle in arch form]

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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC02673.34 Author/Creator: Unknown Place Written: s.l. Type: Print Date: no date Pagination: 1 p. ; 14.4 x 19.4 cm.

signed "T.W." in left margin. Possibly a printer's proof

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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