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 (1863) Battle of Gettysburg
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Larry Purtell
Little Meadows PA USA
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June 2, 1863
6/2/2021 10:16:07 AM
Headlines from June 2, 1863. From the Buffalo Weekly Express.


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Michigan Dave
Muskegon MI USA
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June 2, 1863
6/2/2021 11:20:31 AM
Hi Larry,

My favorite has to be "26 Rebels captured by a drummer boy!"

That kid had to be one bad dude!?

Great to read your dailies leading up to Gettysburg!

Thanks,
Dave
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Larry Purtell
Little Meadows PA USA
Posts: 1206
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June 2, 1863
6/2/2021 11:32:02 AM
A bad dude indeed. I wonder what he did for excitement after the war? Looking for more good stuff not necessarily battle related leading up to July 15th. Stay tuned.

Best regards, Larry
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Gregory C. White
Canton GA USA
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June 2, 1863
6/2/2021 12:34:46 PM
The Union recruiting in Ireland grabbed my attention. Wonder what the enticement was
to leave your homeland and fight for another country's defense ?

Greg
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Larry Purtell
Little Meadows PA USA
Posts: 1206
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June 2, 1863
6/2/2021 6:39:57 PM
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The Union recruiting in Ireland grabbed my attention. Wonder what the enticement was
to leave your homeland and fight for another country's defense ?

Greg



Maybe no prospects of feeding your family and a substantial enlistment bonus to send home. Thinks were pretty tough in Ireland 1861-65.
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