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Bureau of Engraving & Printing Valley Forge

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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC08878.0060 Author/Creator: Bureau of Engraving & Printing Place Written: s.l. Type: Engraving Date: 1861-1877 Pagination: 1 print : b&w ; 20 x 15 cm.

One engraving entitled "Valley Forge" circa 1861-1877. Depicts the harsh conditions experienced by the American Continental Army soliders stationed at the Valley Forge Military camp in Pennsylvania over the winter of 1777-1778. Published by the Bureau of Engraving & Printing.

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