201: 1863 Civil War Voting Tally Sheet Post Gettysburg
Civil War Miscellaneous
1863 Civil War PA Voting Tally Sheet Post Gettysburg
October 13th, 1863-Dated Civil War Period, Partially-Printed Document, General Election “TALLY SHEET,” State of Pennsylvania for Governor and other offices, Choice Very Fine.
This is an original, actually used and Hand-Noted, Voting Tally Sheet of Pennsylvania, dated 1863. Huge sheet with original tally marks next to candidates, running for offices in Pennsylvania, measures a very large 14” x 17” and is very clean. Printed in bold black upon onion skin paper, having some fold creases, yet in overall gorgeous condition. Atop it reads:
"Of the General Election, held at the house of Mrs. Martha Simmons in Cross Creek District, composed Cross Creek township on the 2d Tuesday of October, 1863, being the 13th day, between the hours of 8 o'clock, A.M. and 7 o'clock, P.M."
Attested and Signed at bottom by two City Clerks, Lysander Patterson & H. C. Anderson. (You will see that Mr. Woodward received majority of votes, though Andrew Curtin would win a reelection bid from the help of the other districts.) An extremely rare, fantastic piece of Civil War history for the State of Pennsylvania, in the midst of the Civil War, following the battle of Gettysburg. A nice 1863 Voting Tally Sheet for display.
Lysander Patterson (1820 - 1909), Mr. Patterson was a well known surveyor. He was born near Cross Creek, Washington County, where for years he held the office of justice of the peace. At the old Washington College he studied civil engineering and later surveyed many farms in Washington County. He was one of the organizers, 54 years ago, of the Burgettstown Fair Association, now the Union Agricultural Association. Coincidentally that body met for reorganization the day of his death. His wife, three sons and two daughters survive him.