THE PHILADELPHIA INQUIRER—GETTYSBURG CAMPAIGN—JUNE 20, 1863

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Item Code: 141-20

6 pp., 12.5 x 20”, five columns. Exhibits light chipping and water staining round the margins. Else VG & entirely legible.

This issue is dated two weeks after Gen. Lee ordered his army north into Pennsylvania and two weeks prior to the Battle of Gettysburg. On June 20, 1863, the city of Philadelphia and the rest of the state were in an uproar, reflected in its headlines and coverage the headlines and coverage. To wit:

“THE REBEL INVASION!”/ “Movements of the Traitors Under Gen. Rhodes”/ “8000 Rebels at Hagerstown”/ “Col Mosby’s Cavalry Reported Eight Miles from Chambersburg”/ “MCCONNELLSBURG COURT HOUSE AND JAIL BURNED BY THE REBELS”/ “Large Arrival of Troops at Harrisburg”/ “SPEECH OF GOV. CURTIN TO THE SOLDIERS”/ “Gen. Milroy Reported Coming East With 9000 Well Armed Men”/ “Uprising of Union Men”/ “Another Cavalry Fight In Virginia”/ “Gen. Lee’s Advance, The Latest [from Warrenton, VA]”  Also reportage of “Resistant to the Draft in Indiana”/ “Resistance to the Draft in Ohio.”

Solid issue for Gettysburg Campaign collectors. In protective sleeve w/white card backing.  [jp]

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