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Officer's Field Writing Desk and "Filing Cabinet"

Gettysburg National Military Park, National Park Service

Gettysburg National Military Park, National Park Service

This rustic table is said to have been used in Union General John Sedgewick's headquarters. Lieutenant John L. Wright, Co.K, 5th Pennsylvania Volunteer Infantry probably wrote letters to his family as well as official correspondence on the folding writing table. The saddle bags on the chair belonged to Confederate Colonel L.H. Simpson. The folding desk in the rear is one of the privileges in Union Lieutenant Leigh employed in General Daniel Sickle's 111th Corps.

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