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Original Civil War Soldier’s Prayer Book Recovered At The Henry Spangler Farm Gettysburg Battlefield


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Very nice Civil War Soldier’s prayer book recovered by Henry Spangler. This was most likely recovered from his first home on the Baltimore Pike that was used a 12th Corps hospital. The book is dated 1844 and is good condition for it’s age. The binding is loose (see photos). A great early pick-up Gettysburg relic. The Henry Spangler farm is between the Confederate and Union Lines on the Emmitsburg Road but was occupied by Confederate forces for part of the battle. On July 3, 1863 during Pickett’s Charge Confederate forces marched past the farm and it became on of the focal points of the battle. General Pickett was said to have been been there during part of the charge. This relic was obtained directly from one of the direct descendants of Henry Spangler. Like so many locals Spangler and his family picked up relics of the battle in the days after the battle when the fields where littered with the accouterments of war. Henry Spangler also owned a farm on the Baltimore Pike that was part of the 12th Corps divisional hospital. This relic could theoretically been picked up anywhere in Gettysburg but we know it was stored at the Henry Spangler barn on the Emmitsburg Road.  A great early pick-up Gettysburg battle relic with solid family provenance. A rare opportunity. 100% guaranteed to be authentic Gettysburg Museum certified, museum COA (Certificate of authenticity) provided.

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