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Collection Reference Number GLC03522
From Archive Folder Documents Relating to the 1870s 
Title Descriptive key to the painting of the Repulse of Longstreet's Assault at the Battle of Gettysburg.
Date 1870
Author Bachelder, John B. (1825-1894)  
Document Type Book
Content Description Published by Bachelder, New York. The original painting was historically arranged by Bachelder, and painted by James Walker. The book outlines the battle, shows the relative positions of the contending forces, and explains the points of local and military interest delineated in the painting. Also has a fold out sketch of the painting with a key. With an appendix containing private letters and official reports from both armies showing the authorities for the painting, and a complete index of the officers and troops mentioned.
Subjects Battle  Battle of Gettysburg  Art, Music, Theater, and Film  Civil War  Military History  Union Forces  Confederate States of America  Union General  Confederate General or Leader  
People Bachelder, John Badger (1825-1894)  Walker, James (1819-1889)  
Place written New York, New York
Theme Arts & Literature; The American Civil War
Sub-collection The Gilder Lehrman Collection, 1860-1945
Additional Information Bachelder was an artist, historian, and printmaker fascinated with the Battle of Gettysburg. He was selected by Congress to be the battle's official historian.
Copyright The Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History
Module Civil War, Reconstruction and the Modern Era: 1860-1945