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Appendix E Newspaper article, General Meade's speech of accept- Ance of sword presented by the division of Penn- Sylvania Reserves, August 28, 1863, mentioned in let- Ter of August 31, 1863. see page 145, Vol. II （New York Tribune, August 31, 1863） Gen. Crawford, and Officers of the Division of Pennsylvania Reserve Corps: I accept this sword with feelings of profound gratitude and with just pride. I should be insensible to all the generous feelings of humanity, if I were not proud and grateful at receiving a testimonial of approbation from a band of officers and men so distinguished as has been the Division of the Pennsylvania Reserve Corps during the whole period of this war. I have a right, therefore, to be proud that such a body of soldiers should think my conduct, and my course, of such a character as to justify them in collecting together here so many distinguished gentlemen as I see around me from different parts of the country, and particularly our own State, to presen