Stewart had long been interested in Pickett’s Charge, which historians consider the turning point in the American Civil War. Stewart’s uncle John was a soldier for the union army, who told stories of the Peninsular Campaign to his nephew. 657 more words
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A statue of Abraham Lincoln sits outside the Gettysburg Museum and Visitor Centre.
The site of the Battle of Gettysburg, on the edge of the Pennsylvanian town of the same name, is one of America’s most-visited destinations, attracting 1.2 million visitors every year, and home to summer scenes of bumper-to-bumper traffic. 613 more words
'One of Our Brave Men Twice Wounded': An Image of Corporal William Kelleher, 125th New York Infantry
The Eleventh Pennsylvania Infantry received a welcome visitor to their camp in West Chester in May of 1861. Their presence on the county fair grounds twenty miles west of Philadelphia had been a novelty to its citizens who came out in packs to watch the amateur soldiers drill under Colonel Phaon Jarrett. 1,611 more words
It can be said that the last deaths at the Battle of Gettysburg were two marines who fell from the sky in an airplane in 1922. 236 more words