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 (1863) Battle of Gettysburg
Larry Purtell
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Momentoes from Gettysburg
Posted on: 9/22/2018 8:08:09 AM
From the Pittsburgh Daily Post. Pittsburgh PA September 22, 1863

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Michigan Dave
Muskegon, Michigan, MI, USA
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Re: Momentoes from Gettysburg
Posted on: 9/22/2018 8:24:51 AM
Boy Larry,

Does that hit home! The last thing a mother, sweetheart, & family want to see in any war, are a soldiers belongings, being brought back in a box!? It had to be a scene, seen many times over, especially in the Civil War!

Sad but true history!
Thanks for sharing,
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Phil Andrade
London, UK
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Re: Momentoes from Gettysburg
Posted on: 9/22/2018 12:31:12 PM
Right now I’m on the train returning from a first rate lecture on the 26th North Carolina at Gettysburg.

The speaker is very proud of his state , and enjoyed telling us about the legendary deeds of his North Carolinian forebears.

He told us that when the youthful Colonel Burgwyn lay dead on the field, advancing South Carolinians of Perrin’s brigade attempted to steal the watch from his body, but were chased away by the outraged soldiers from North Carolina !

Regards, Phil
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