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    Horace Greeley Autograph Document. One page, unsigned, mounted on 8.5" x 12" sheet, undated. Newspaper editor Horace Greeley (1811-1872) penned this description of Civil War devastation, probably toward the end of the conflict (c. 1864-65). He writes in part: "Speaking generally, the many Rebel armies have not marked their course through a loyal state by needless devastation. Maryland has usually suffered less than might fairly have been anticipated by their successive round invasions under Lee. They took food and forage, of course; they gathered up horses and cattle to the extent of their ability; but they rarely destroyed property when no military end was thereby achieved. The burning of Hon. Thaddeus Stevens's extensive iron works near Gettysburg was probably justified by the notice of their product-such being a vital element of military stores." The document is in very good condition with minor soiling and staining. From the collection of Henry E. Luhrs.

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