Gettysburg 150th Anniversary

More than 200,000 people, including 20,000 re-enactors, are expected to visit the small Pennsylvania town for events through Fourth of July weekend to mark the 150th anniversary of the Civil War’s pivotal battle.

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Image One Library of Congress Image Two Associated Press

This combination image shows a 1863 photo made available by the Library of Congress of Lincoln’s “Gettysburg Address,” on Nov. 19, 1863, in Gettysburg, Pa. and a 2013 photo, re-enactors demonstrating a cavalry battle near spectators during ongoing activities commemorating the 150th anniversary of the Battle of Gettysburg, Saturday, June 29, 2013, at Bushey Farm in Gettysburg, Pa.


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This combination image shows a sketch made available by the Library of Congress of the field hospital headquarters at the Battle of Gettysburg in July 1863, and a 2013 photo, members of the Union Murray’s Brigade setting up camp during ongoing activities commemorating the 150th anniversary of the Battle of Gettysburg, Thursday, June 27, 2013, in Gettysburg, Pa.


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Image One U.S. Army Signal Corps Image Two Associated Press

This combination image shows a sketch made available by the U.S. Army Signal Corps of the Union Army galloping into action on horseback at the Battle of Gettysburg, Pa, which took place July 1-3, 1863, during the American Civil War, and a 2013 photo, mounted Union re-enactors taking part in a demonstration of a battle during ongoing activities commemorating the 150th anniversary of the Battle of Gettysburg, Friday, June 28, 2013, at Bushey Farm in Gettysburg, Pa.


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Image One Library of Congress Image Two Associated Press

This combination image shows a sketch made available by the Library of Congress of soldiers in camp at night between 1860 and 1865, and a 2013 photo, re-enactors portraying Union soldiers in the Murray’s Brigade cooking their rations during ongoing activities commemorating the 150th anniversary of the Battle of Gettysburg, Thursday, June 27, 2013, at Bushey Farm in Gettysburg, Pa. The sketch is by combat artist Lt. Alfred R. Waud.


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Image One Library of Congress Image Two Associated Press

This combination image shows a 1863 photo by Timothy H. O’Sullivan made available by the Library of Congress of the 93rd New York Infantry’s drum corps taken between August 1863 and November 1863, and a 2013 photo, Union re-enactors marching by Confederates during ongoing activities commemorating the 150th anniversary of the Battle of Gettysburg, Friday, June 28, 2013, at Bushey Farm in Gettysburg, Pa. O’Sullivan was one of 23 men employed by American Civil War photographer Matthew Brady to document the war.


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This combination image shows a 1862-63 photo taken between Sept. 8, 1862, and June 6, 1963, and made available by the Library of Congress of five soldiers of the 6th Regiment Massachusetts Volunteer Militia outfitted with enfield muskets in front of their camp, and a 2013 photo, re-enactors portraying Union soldiers in Murray’s Brigade during ongoing activities commemorating the 150th anniversary of the Battle of Gettysburg, Thursday, June 27, 2013, at Bushey Farm in Gettysburg, Pa.


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This combination image shows a 1893 photo by Timothy H. O’Sullivan made available by the Library of Congress of John L. Burns, the “old hero of Gettysburg,” with his gun and crutches in Gettysburg, Pa, in July 1893, and a 2013 photo of a Floridian portraying a wounded soldier from the 1st N.C. Infantry as part of a demonstration of a Confederate field hospital during ongoing activities commemorating the 150th anniversary of the Battle of Gettysburg, Friday, June 28, 2013, in Gettysburg, Pa. Burns, 69, a veteran of the War of 1812, joined the Union Army at the Battle of Gettysburg and became a national celebrity after he survived the battle and his wounds. President Abraham Lincoln met with Burns before delivering the “Gettysburg Address.”


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Image One Painting by Edwin Forbes Image Two Associated Press

This combination image shows a painting by Edwin Forbes of the view from the summit of Little Round Top, July 3, 1863, in Gettysburg, Pa., and a 2013 photo, two re-enactors viewing the sunrise during ongoing activities commemorating the 150th anniversary of the Battle of Gettysburg, Friday, June 28, 2013, at Bushey Farm in Gettysburg, Pa. Wearing period uniforms, thousands of Civil War buffs gathered Friday on a private farm outside the actual battlefield to take part in the battle re-enactment considered the pinnacle of the hobby.


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Image One Library of Congress Image Two Associated Press

This combination image shows a 1865 photo made available by the Library of Congress of the rear view of the camp of Capt. John J. Hoff of the Union Army in Gettysburg, Pa., in July 1865, and a 2012 photo, members of the 1st Tennessee waiting to take part in a demonstration of a battle during ongoing activities commemorating the 150th anniversary of the Battle of Gettysburg, Friday, June 28, 2013, at Bushey Farm in Gettysburg, Pa.


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Image One Combat artist Lt. Alfred R. Waud Image Two Associated Press

This combination image shows, left, a sketch of Bayard Wilkeson, on horseback, directing the fire of the 4th U.S. Artillery against the Confederate ranks during the battle of Gettysburg, July 4, 1863, and right, a mounted Confederate re-enactor taking part in a demonstration of a battle during ongoing activities commemorating the 150th anniversary of the Battle of Gettysburg, Friday, June 28, 2013, in Gettysburg, Pa. The sketch is by combat artist Lt. Alfred R. Waud.


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