Platter commemorating Pickett's Charge
Overall: 1 1/4 x 12 5/8 in. ( 3.2 x 32.1 cm )
Molded pearlware octagonal dish printed in medium blue with central view of battlefield with charging and dying infantry, smoke, Confederate & American flags, cannon in foreground; border of medallions with famous Confederate and Union generals with oak leaves and acorn border.
Gift of Dr. Arthur H. Merritt
printed: on base:"E PLURIBUS UNUM" over spread eagle and "PICKETT'S CHARGE,/GETTYSBURG
printed: on obverse:"GEN. W.S. HANCOCK", "GEN JAS. LONGSTREET", "GEN. G.G. MEADE", "GEN R.E. LEE"
collector's label: affixed to reverse: "ALL THIS HAS BEEN MY FAULT. IT IS I THAT HAVE LOST THIS FIGHT."
The Dr. Arthur H. Merritt Collection of Anglo-American Historical Staffordshire
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