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The Quartermaster’s Tale – Part 2

    In my last post we met Captain W. Willard Smith, an assistant quartermaster who was sent to Gettysburg after the battle, along with Captain Henry B. Blood, another quartermaster, to see to the clean-up of the field and recovery … Continue reading

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The Quartermaster’s Tale

    A frequent misconception about the aftermath of the Battle of Gettysburg is that the armies departed by July 7 and left the civilians of Gettysburg with the job of cleaning up the battlefield and burying the dead. This is, … Continue reading

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