1863 Civil War Special Orders #14 Printers Block. Results Battle Of Gettysburg

1863 Civil War Special Orders #14 Printers Block. Results Battle Of Gettysburg 1863 Civil War Special Orders #14 Printers Block. Results Battle Of Gettysburg
1863 Civil War Special Orders #14 Printers Block. Results Battle Of Gettysburg
1863 Civil War Special Orders #14 Printers Block. Results Battle Of Gettysburg
1863 Civil War Special Orders #14 Printers Block. Results Battle Of Gettysburg
1863 Civil War Special Orders #14 Printers Block. Results Battle Of Gettysburg
1863 Civil War Special Orders #14 Printers Block. Results Battle Of Gettysburg
1863 Civil War Special Orders #14 Printers Block. Results Battle Of Gettysburg
1863 Civil War Special Orders #14 Printers Block. Results Battle Of Gettysburg
1863 Civil War Special Orders #14 Printers Block. Results Battle Of Gettysburg
This is a very rare Civil War era printing / printer’s block of a Harrisburg, PA Special Orders No. Ordered by Major General D. Frick controlling the bridges. Which was a major factor in the result of the Battle of Gettysburg. Other than the still remaining bridge pillars of the burned bridge on the Susquehanna (please read below about the bridge). I have learned that there are no remnants or relics of this historical Civil War event… Many Broadsides are sort lived quick news that were generally tossed away and never seen again. I truly believe, through extensive research, there are no surviving paper Broadsides of this 1863 Harrisburg Special Orders No. This printer’s block is of course the only one that made this Broadside… A rare one of a kind piece leading to a very historical event. The 2nd and 3rd pictures in this listing were done taking pictures through a mirror to. Show how it would read on paper as all printer’s blocks are made in reverse to print an article. The last picture is of my best attempt to ink print it on paper doing the best I could without a printing press. These orders were a major part of the Civil War which quickly resulted into the great Battle of Gettysburg. The Specials Orders No. 14 on June 24, 1863 came from the Harrisburg Head Quarters Department of the Susquehanna informing. All that Colonel J. Frick of the 27th Regiment will proceed to Columbia, PA and take charge of all bridges. On the line of the Susquehanna in Lancaster County. These orders quickly resulted into “The Burning Of The Columbia Wrightsville Bridge”. On June 28, 1863. The bridge was burned by four Columbia volunteers under orders of Union Militia Colonel Jacob G. The Harper’s Weekly showed an illustration of this historic evening. By 1863, Robert E. Lee wanted to bring the war to Harrisburg which would have resulted in destroying or taking. Of iron for munitions needed by the Union Army. Had they crossed, the Confederates would have also continued on to the east to make attempts on Lancaster, Reading. The Confederates retreated from Wrightsville to end up at Gettysburg only days later where the great battle took place. If you Google the Columbia-Wrightsville Bridge Burning you will learn so much how this was a major. Event and turning point in the Civil War. Please Google this info if you really like this piece but don’t know the history. Or the importance of this major event that occurred in Columbia, PA on June 28, 1863.. I got this along with many other types of antique printer’s blocks at a local Estate sale and. I do have these listed in my other auctions. These items turned out to be some very rare pieces. As for this one it is a large, about 6&1/4″ wide by 7&1/2″ high and just under 1 thick. The top metal plate is nailed to a wood block. This is in great condition for its age! What this states is as follows. DEPARTM’T OF THE SUSQUEHANNA. Harrisburg, June 24, 1863. Will proceed to COLUMBIA, PA. And take charge of all bridges. On the line of the Susquehanna, in Lancaster county, and make such dis. Position as will effectually secure these crossings. The Commanding General calls upon the loyal citizens of Lancaster. County to render Col. Frick all assistance that he may desire to accomplish this purpose. Frick being in the U. Service, his assignment relieves Col. Franklin and Major Haldeman, who have, heretofore, been in charge. Those officers will turn over to Col. Frick any instructions received. From these Head Quarters. By command of Maj. Robert Le Roy, Capt. This is a very nice piece of the American Civil War history. I have not seen anything like a Broadside Printer’s Block through extensive research. I would really like to keep this but I do believe this should be a museum piece or in someone’s best collection. Any questions or need additional pictures please ask. The item “1863 Civil War Special Orders #14 Printers Block. Results Battle Of Gettysburg” is in sale since Sunday, July 26, 2015. This item is in the category “Collectibles\Militaria\Civil War (1861-65)\Original Period Items\Other Civil War Original Items”. The seller is “savingsands” and is located in Delta, Pennsylvania. This item can be shipped to United States.
1863 Civil War Special Orders #14 Printers Block. Results Battle Of Gettysburg