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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.

For more on this debate see: Big Round Top