Today’s Document from the National Archives

Document for July 3rd:
Lee’s Map of the Battle of Gettysburg

Lee’s Map of the battle of Gettysburg (Accompanying General Lee’s report of the battle.); War Department Collection of Confederate Records; Record Group 109; National Archives.

Considered by many historians as a turning point in the Civil War, the Battle of Gettsburg, fought from July 1 to July 3, 1863, was a major defeat for the Confederacy and for General Robert E. Lee in his second invasion of the North. Shown here is one of General Lee’s maps of Gettysburg, showing positions of troops on July 2.

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Sherman Anti-Trust Act

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Declaration of Independence

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