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Marshall, William Edgar (1837-1906) [Pen and ink drawing of council of war at Gettysburg]

Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC02057 Author/Creator: Marshall, William Edgar (1837-1906) Place Written: s.l. Type: Sketch signed Date: 1863 Pagination: 1

Summary of Content: Signed in pencil by Marshall, and apparently intended for publication. The original pen and ink drawing shows Meade, Sykes, Newton, Butterfield, Getty, and Howard. Mounted; dimensions refer to the image.

People: Marshall, William Edgar, 1837-1906.

Historical Era: Civil War and Reconstruction, 1861-1877

Keywords/Subjects: Battle of Gettysburg, Civil War, Military History, Union Forces, Battle, Journalism, Art, Music, Theater, and Film

Sub Era: The American Civil War