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Currier & Ives Battle of Gettysburg, Pa July 3rd 1863.

Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC00248 Author/Creator: Currier & Ives Place Written: New York, New York Type: Print Date: circa 1863 Pagination: 1

Summary of Content: Handcolored lithograph, possibly contemporary with the battle. Depicts the men engaged in battle. Includes a brief paragraph describing the battle and the commanders on each side, Union and Confederate.

People: Currier & Ives, fl. 1857-1907.
Currier, Nathaniel, 1813-1888.

Historical Era: Civil War and Reconstruction, 1861-1877

Keywords/Subjects: Battle of Gettysburg, Art, Music, Theater, and Film, Military History, Union Forces, Confederate States of America, Military History, Battle, Civil War, Confederate General or Leader, Union General

Sub Era: The American Civil War