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 (1863) Battle of Gettysburg    
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Larry Purtell
USA
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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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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!
MD
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 (1863) Battle of Gettysburg    
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