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  • Fahnestock Store, July 1863
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Gettysburg check signed by Edward G. Fahnestock, Sanitary Commission


Product Description

This is a rare piece of Gettysburg history being offered, it is a signed check from the First National Bank of Gettysburg by Edward G. Fahnestock to A.C. Musselman. It is dated May 20, 1880. A.C.[Adam] Musselman owned a general store in nearby Fairfield.

Edward G. Fahnestock (1829-1907) and his brothers James and Henry, operated the Fahnestock Brothers store located at the corner of Baltimore and Middle Streets (see period photo). The U.S. Sanitary Commission occupied the building following the battle and it still stands today (see photos).

Edward Fahnestock was away serving in the Union army at the time of the battle; he enlisted on Dec. 12, 1862 as a Lieutenant Colonel, and on that date was mustered in the Field & Staff of the 165th PA Infantry.  He was mustered out on July 28, 1863 at Gettysburg. The check is in excellent condition and has the small cut cancellation. Fahnestock is buried in the Evergreen Cemetery (see pictures).

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