"An Outstanding Document of Unusual Quality" Finley's letter and map change our view of history

Krick, Robert E. L.
December 2013
Civil War Times;Dec2013, Vol. 52 Issue 6, p40
The article discusses the historical significance and value of a letter written by U.S. Civil War soldier George Finley concerning the Battle of Malvern Hill in 1863, in addition to a map of the battlefield he drew. The article recommends that visitors to the battlefield have Finley's letter with them. It also discusses the preservation of the battlefield as a result of the efforts of the organization the Civil War Trust and the U.S. National Park Service.


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