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26th Pennsylvania Emergency Regiment Monument, Gettysburg, Pennsylvania, circa 1907-1908

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Alternate title:Gettysburg, Pa., 26th Penn Emergency Regiment Monument, showing residence of John Burns
Summary:26th Pennsylvania Emergency Regiment Monument, Gettysburg, Pennsylvania, circa 1907-1908. Caption reads: The Emergency Men. These were the minute-men of '63, raised to protect their State from invasion. The untried volunteers were no match for the veterans of the Army of Northern Virgina, but before they returned they made for themselves a record of which Pennsylvania is proud. In the background appears the residence of John Burns, the civilian hero of Gettysburg, whose valor won him a place in history. Postmark date: August 3, 1908; Postcard number: 4750; Message included.
Provider:Hugh C. Leighton Co.
Printing place:Europe
German Empire
Place of origin – Continent:North America
Place of origin – Country:United States of America
Place of origin – Region:Maine
Place of origin – Settlement:Portland
Temporal subject: 1901-1910
Geographical subject – Continent:North America
Geographical subject – Country:United States of America
Geographical subject – Region:Pennsylvania
Geographical subject – Settlement:Gettysburg
Topical subjects:Monuments & memorials
Burns, John L., 1794-1872
ArchivesUM location:National Trust Library Postcard Collection
Repository:National Trust for Historic Preservation Library Collection
Browse terms:Architecture, Landscape, Historic Places
War, Military
Copyright holder:Public Domain
Collection:National Trust Library Historic Postcard Collection
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