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Sykes to Crawford
December 17, 1863

This letter is likely the result of a debate between Rice and Fisher that appeared in the New York Times in an article entitled: The Rebel Invasion of Pennsylvania.; The Truth Regarding Some Important Historical Facts. The differing reports Sykes alludes to in this letter can be seen in the Official Reports of Gettysburg.