A Gettysburg Valentine

The Valentine, left in a Gettysburg home when the armies approached.

After the battle, a Gettysburg resident found this note on the back of a valentine:

A "Rebel" note written onto its back.

“July 2nd, 1863.  Mr. Yankee: Your house is not torn up at all, compared with the way your Soldier did at Fredericksburg.  I only killed one goose + took one pair stocking.  Rebel.”  

The valentine is in the collection of Gettysburg National Military Park.  A copy is on display in the museum.  Photos courtesy of the Gettysburg Foundation.

Katie Lawhon, Management Assistant

 

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