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