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    General Orders No. 68, July 4, 1863 Congratulating The Army of the Potomac on the Victory at Gettysburg. Very rare. View size 4 1/4" X 6 1/8", archivally mounted in a period walnut frame. Headed "Head Quarters Army of the Potomac and issued "By command of Maj. Gen. Meade". Thanks the "Army of the Potomac for the glorious results of the recent operations" and characterizes the Confederate Army as "Utterly baffled and defeated, he has now withdrawn from the contest". Further states, "The privations and fatigue the Army has endured, and the heroic courage and gallantry it has displayed will be matters of history to be ever remembered." and that "the Almighty Disposer of events.....has thought fit to give victory to the cause of the just. Very moving document and the first example we've seen. Fine condition.

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    June, 2011
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