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WE NEED YOUR HELP!

We are looking for information on an event that supposedely took place circa 1926 in a Brockton Theatre. John Edward "Chuck" O'Connor was a vaudeville performer and as rumor has it, died of a heart attack while entertaining on stage here. He was the father of Donald O'Connor (Singing in the Rain). If you can help: Email us!

Sunday July 5, 1863
We got to Gettesberg there has ben a great battle here we arived about noon on thursday last and were ordered in to [the]
fight about 2 we lost in killed and wounded 35 men 8 or 9 Killed Wm Fenn of N.B. was shot through the heart
dead, Lieut Erickson sargent Dodge, Nutting, Lipman and lots more were Killed they droped all round me
Jo Hirst is wounded in the arm the doct says he will Loose the use of it the Capt was shot in the side it was offul time
I Can assure you more [men were lost] than were lost in any other battle no one can guess how awful it is until he has been in a battle dead laying all round...
David Brett
9th Ma Battery Lt. Art.

{letter to his wife, back home in North Bridgewater}

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"Brockton's celebration of it's Centennial Anniversary beginning today, will remind the Nation of the wonderful industrial progress our Country has made in the past century. As one of the representative industrial cities, whose name suggests everywhere an industry in which America heads the world, I extend greetings and congratulations to Brockton, and wish it more centuries of prosperity and progress."
Warren G. Harding, President 1921

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