"The Orange Blossoms"
Veteran Henry M. Howell on Gettysburg. 6 x 9 3/4 imprint. Middletown, N.Y., July 12, 1913. Editor Daily Argus. Discusses the action on July 2, 1863, near Devil's Den, making his point that it was the pivotal point in the battle of Gettysburg. Signed in print by H.M. Howell. Excellent condition. From the personal estate of Henry M. Howell. He enlisted in Co. E, 124th New York Infantry, "The Orange Blossoms," on Aug. 9, 1862. He fought in the battles of Chancellorsville and Gettysburg; was wounded in the battle of Spotsylvania, Va., on May 12, 1864; and was mustered out of service at Lincoln Hospital, Washington, D.C., June 8, 1865. The 124th New York Infantry was one of the hardest fighting regiments in the entire Union army. Their Colonel Augustus Van Horne Ellis and their Major Cromwell were killed on July 2, 1863, at Gettysburg. This unit is highly sought after by collectors! Very desirable Gettysburg related imprint. Issued in conjunction with the 50th anniversary of the battle of Gettysburg.