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 (1863) Battle of Gettysburg
Larry Purtell
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Map of Gettysburg battlefield.
Posted on: 1/17/2018 8:20:15 AM
This map appeared in the July 6th 1863 edition of the New York Daily Herald. Pretty accurate for two days after the battle.

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Michigan Dave
Muskegon, Michigan, MI, USA
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Re: Map of Gettysburg battlefield.
Posted on: 1/17/2018 9:18:03 AM
Hi Larry,

Pretty cool map, & articles, I would have sprang for a paper back then! BTW how much were most newspapers back then? {5 to 10 cents?)

thanks for posting,

PS I also heard newspapers were a great source of enemy intelligence back then? Lee was probably an avid reader!?
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Re: Map of Gettysburg battlefield.
Posted on: 1/18/2018 6:02:26 AM
A link to the entire issue:
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Price: Three cents. When the average weekly wage for a laborer's 60 hour week was under $6.00, this was out of reach for the common folk.

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