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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.

Cemetery Hill with stone wall charged by the Louisiana Tigers [Gettysburg]

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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC05137.037 Author/Creator: Place Written: s.l. Type: Photograph Date: 1890's ca. Pagination: 1 stereocard

Inscribed on verso. "Charged by the Louisiana Tigers." Group of visitors to the battlefield with three men wearing medals. "Sold for the benefit of the Soldier's Memorial Church to be erected on this battlefield, in which any soldier may have a stone 12x24 inches, inscribed with 40 letters, for $10, and 20 cents extra for each letter."

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