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On the anniversary of President Lincoln’s 1863 Gettysburg Address, a volunteer in period dress lights luminarias. The candles illuminate markers commemorating soldiers killed at the Battle of Gettysburg.

On the anniversary of President Lincoln’s 1863 Gettysburg Address, a volunteer in period dress lights luminarias. The candles illuminate markers commemorating soldiers killed at the Battle of Gettysburg. Photograph by Michael Melford, National Geographic

Shiloh National Park and Battlefield - this is the church where the battle received its name

The costliest and bloodiest Civil War battle in United State history up to that period of time. The majority of the Civil War fighting took place in TN VA.

The veteran “Iron Brigade,” one of the toughest units in the army, was comprised of five regiments from Wisconsin (2nd, 6th and 7th), Michigan (24th) and Indiana (19th). Gettysburg was the Iron Brigade’s finest hour during the Civil War but also it’s deadliest. The 24th Michigan lost 363 of their 496 soldiers and the 2nd Wisconsin incurred 233 causalities out of 302 soldiers.

The Iron Brigade Monument in the Gettysburg National Military Park which is located in the vicinity where the Brigade first became engaged with the Confederate Army.

Opened in February 2001, The National Civil War Museum is a non-profit educational institution dedicated solely to the American Civil War. It is the largest Civil War museum that addresses the war from both the Northern and Southern perspective, and from both a military and civilian perspective. The Museum protects some of the nation’s treasures, including General Robert E. Lee’s personal Bible, and more than 24,000 artifacts, documents and photos.

The National Civil War Museum - In Association with the Smithsonian - One Lincoln Circle in Reservoir Park Harrisburg, PA 17103 - Visit to grab an amazing super hero shirt now on sale!

"All Civil War battles in Alabama. They are in the order in which they occurred during the Civil War. Photo by Brian Risher, civilwaralbum.com--used with permission from Bruce Schulze on 12 May 2012."

There weren't any major battles in Alabama during the War except for Mobile Bay. Several cavalry raids happened and the largest mounted force on the North American Continent was Wilson's Raid.

Battle of Gettysburg map

Gettysburg National Military Park ~ Pennsylvania ~ Battle of Gettysburg Map - Visit to grab an amazing super hero shirt now on sale!

Confederate General Robert E. Lee's Headquarters ~ Gettysburg ~ Pennsylvania ~ General Lee (1807-1870) commanded the 75,000 Confederate troops at the Battle of Gettysburg.  He set up his headquarters at this small house.

Gettysburg ~ Pennsylvania ~ Confederate General Robert E. Lee's Headquarters ~ General Lee commanded the Confederate troops at the Battle of Gettysburg. He set up his headquarters at this small house.

Confederate cemetery for the soldiers who died in the Civil War Battle of Franklin, 1864, Franklin, Tennessee

Confederate cemetery for the soldiers who died in the Civil War Battle of Franklin, Franklin, Tennessee - Visit to grab an amazing super hero shirt now on sale!

The Daniel Lady Farm, on the Hanover Road east of Gettysburg, was used as a Confederate Field Hospital. Robert E. Lee used this residence for a council of war on July 1, 1863.

The Daniel Lady Farm, on the Hanover Road east of Gettysburg, was used as a Confederate Field Hospital. Lee used this residence for a council of war on July - Visit to grab an amazing super hero shirt now on sale!

Facts and figures about the Battle of Gettysburg, the bloodiest of the Civil War. This July 1-3 is the 150th anniversary of the battle. Click for more at-a-glance information on Civil War events and battles from Family Tree Magazine.

Civil War at A Glance

Terry's Great-grandpa was there -Facts and figures about the Battle of Gettysburg, the bloodiest of the Civil War. This July is the anniversary of the battle.

This is a memorial to all the fallen southern soldiers of the civil war, approx 18,000 of them are buried nearby. Built in 1869. I still don't really get why a pyramid, but it is really big!    Hollywood Cemetery, Richmond, VA

This is a memorial to all the fallen southern soldiers of the civil war, approx of them are buried nearby. Built in Hollywood Cemetery, Richmond, VA

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