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 (1863) Battle of Gettysburg    
Larry Purtell
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On the march to Gettysburg
Posted on: 11/18/2017 7:28:17 PM

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Michigan Dave
Muskegon, Michigan, MI, USA
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E-9 Cmd Sgt Major

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Re: On the march to Gettysburg
Posted on: 11/21/2017 9:33:51 AM
Hi Larry,

Fascinating informative letter, We sometimes over look just how long & tough it was for Civil War soldiers to march distances for battles! And here I complain of a 12 hour drive from Michigan to Gettysburg! Also sadly touching about the execution of the 3 deserters!? (had to be tough on the firing squad? Again prices back then, amazing!)

Thanks for posting!
"The brave men, living and dead, who struggled here, have consecrated it, far above our poor power to add or detract."

 (1863) Battle of Gettysburg    
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