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Howard, Oliver Otis (1830-1909) Memoranda for Gettysburg Campaign (6/12-7/25/1863)

Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC06900 Author/Creator: Howard, Oliver Otis (1830-1909) Place Written: [s.l.] Type: Document signed Date: 1863/07/25 Pagination: 1

Summary of Content: "July 4th 6 am Gettysburg taken possession of." Written on stationery.


Historical Era: Civil War and Reconstruction, 1861-1877

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

Sub Era: The American Civil War