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At the Institute’s core is the Gilder Lehrman Collection, one of the great archives in American history. More than 65,000 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.

Interior View of Breastworks on the extreme left [Gettysburg]

Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC05137.027 Author/Creator: Place Written: New York Type: Photographs Date: 1863/07 ca. Pagination: 1

Summary of Content: E. & H. T. Anthony, publisher. From Gardner's Gallery. Negative by Alex. Gardner. [Gettysburg]

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Historical Era: Civil War and Reconstruction, 1861-1877

Keywords/Subjects: Civil War, Military History, Union Forces, Battle, Battle of Gettysburg, Fortification

Sub Era: The American Civil War