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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC04706.26 Author/Creator: Place Written: s.l. Type: Document Date: 1863 Pagination:

Summary of Content: Advertisement /song sheet with small hand-colored picture of Union soldiers in the countryside entitled "Reconnoitering Party after the battle of Gettysburg."

Background Information:

People: Winchell, Almira
Newman, William, fl. 1863-1865

Historical Era: Civil War and Reconstruction, 1861-1877

Subjects: Civil WarMilitary HistoryUnion ForcesMusicBattleBattle of GettysburgArt, Music, Theater, and Film

Sub Era: The American Civil War

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