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Letter, [Ambrose J. Price], Amberson Valley, Franklin County, Pennsylvania, to Abraham M. Price, New Winchester, Crawford County, Ohio, [1863] June 20

 File — Box: 1, Folder: 5
Identifier: MSN/CW 5110-5

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This brief, unsigned letter is notable for its description of Confederate troops near the area, less than two weeks before the battle of Gettysburg. The author (likely Ambrose Price) writes, "Thare is great excitement now in our valley and in our whole town . . . the rebels is in chambersberg they ar about 12 miles from us and . . . they ar taken all the men and horses they can," along with "all the niggers they can get." Until now, Ambrose has said "i would never go to war but [now he writes] i will go if they come any closer." The letter ends abruptly with "the mountains is full of horses so i will stop."


  • Creation: [1863] June 20

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