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    Group of Documents Pertaining to Gettysburg. A small group of four items pertaining to Gettysburg including a legal size printed DS, contracting the Bureau Brothers to erect a bronze monument in honor of the 56th Regiment of Pennsylvania Volunteers at Gettysburg, including a scale architectural rendering of the monument; An ALS by Edward McPherson dated Gettysburg, Jan. 2, 1875 regarding the printing of laws; and two war-dated ALSs by a W.H. Boyd written from Chambersburg, dated just before and after the Battle of Gettysburg both with excellent content: "Chambersburg, June 23, 1863... They have taken an immense number of horses out of this country...all the help engaged scadaddled. If they occupy this county a week longer it will be ruined as much as if a famine and blight had passed over it... it is no reported that the handful of men N.G. sent us are to be, or have been, ordered back to protect Harrisburg or baltimore. We have scouts out in all direction but they do not approach near enough the rebel lines to be of much service, and receive all their information second hand... A few - maybe a hundred - of Milroys Cavalry men are here but they have recently been licked so bad that the seem actually afraid of a rebel...A little fight took place last evening near Greencastle in which two of our Cavalry men were killed and some horses wounded. There is every indication of an advance on Chambersburg. The troops we have here are now all brought in and are on the North side of town for a move further north... July 5, '63... the rebs have stripped this valley of everything... there is not enough left for the people to live on for two weeks. Both railroads are destroyed. All the new depot buildings are down. Many farms are destroyed by roads over them or encampments upon them... The outrages committed on private property and on individuals have been dreadful. Murder rape, robbery and arson are the names by which you designate a few of their atrocities. Gen. Lee's orders to respect private property was laughed at by the villains that compose his army..." Much more good content regarding the fate of the town. Overall condition of all documents is near fine, with clean paper and highly legible script.

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