Excerpt from Notes on the Rebel Invasion of Maryland and Pennsylvania: And the Battle of Gettysburg, July 1st, 2d and 3d, 1863; Accompanied by an Explanatory Map
The account of the battles at Gettysburg, prepared by the Rev. Dr. Jacobs, Professor of Mathematics in Pennsylvania College, will take a place among historical documents of high permanent value. It is the record of an eye-witness, made, in large part, while the scenes he describes were passing before him. The author is distinguished as an acute observer, as a man of clear judgment and of great conscientiousness, who is not only scrupulous as to the substance of his statements, but cautious in their tone and coloring. His chronicle will be found a chronicle of facts. What he knows is carefully sifted from what he conjectures: of the former we have much, of the latter almost nothing.
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