Gettysburg 150th anniversary

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Re-enactors chant "Fredericksburg" as they take part in a demonstration of Pickett's Charge during ongoing activities commemorating the 150th anniversary of the Battle of Gettysburg, Sunday, June 30, 2013, at Bushey Farm in Gettysburg, Pa. Union forces turned away a Confederate advance in the pivotal battle of the Civil War fought July 1-3, 1863, which was also the war’s bloodiest conflict with more than 51,000 casualties. (AP PhotoMatt Rourke)
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Re-enactors demonstrate Pickett's Charge during ongoing activities commemorating the 150th anniversary of the Battle of Gettysburg, Sunday, June 30, 2013, at Bushey Farm in Gettysburg, Pa. Union forces turned away a Confederate advance in the pivotal battle of the Civil War fought July 1-3, 1863, which was also the war’s bloodiest conflict with more than 51,000 casualties. (AP PhotoMatt Rourke)
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Re-enactors demonstrate Pickett's Charge during ongoing activities commemorating the 150th anniversary of the Battle of Gettysburg, Sunday, June 30, 2013, at Bushey Farm in Gettysburg, Pa. Union forces turned away a Confederate advance in the pivotal battle of the Civil War fought July 1-3, 1863, which was also the war’s bloodiest conflict with more than 51,000 casualties. (AP PhotoMatt Rourke)
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Re-enactors demonstrate Pickett's Charge during ongoing activities commemorating the 150th anniversary of the Battle of Gettysburg, Sunday, June 30, 2013, at Bushey Farm in Gettysburg, Pa. Union forces turned away a Confederate advance in the pivotal battle of the Civil War fought July 1-3, 1863, which was also the war’s bloodiest conflict with more than 51,000 casualties. (AP PhotoMatt Rourke)
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A reenactor portraying a Confederate soldier charges onto the field at the Hanover cavalry battle during the Blue Gray Alliance reenactment in Gettysburg, Pa. on Saturday, June 29, 2013. (AP PhotoYork Daily Record, Jason Plotkin)
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This combination image shows, top, a photo made available by the Library of Congress of Lincoln's “Gettysburg Address,” on Nov. 19, 1863, in Gettysburg, Pa. and bottom, 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. 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. (AP Photo)
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This combination image shows, top, a 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 1983, and bottom, 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.” (AP Photo)
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This combination image shows, top, a sketch made available by the Library of Congress of soldiers in camp at night between 1860 and 1865, and bottom, 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. (AP Photo)
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This combination image shows, top, a sketch made available by the Library of Congress of the field hospital headquarters at the Battle of Gettysburg in July 1863, and bottom, 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. (AP Photo)
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This combination image shows, top, 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 bottom, 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. (AP Photo)
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This combination image shows, top, a 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 bottom, 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. (AP Photo)
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This combination image shows, top, a 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 bottom, 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. (AP Photo)
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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. (AP Photo)
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Tim Jenkins of Virginia views the Devil's Den from Little Round Top during ongoing activities commemorating the 150th anniversary of the Battle of Gettysburg, Monday, July 1, 2013, in Gettysburg, Pa. Union forces turned away a Confederate advance in the pivotal battle of the Civil War fought July 1-3, 1863, which was also the war’s bloodiest conflict with more than 51,000 casualties. (AP PhotoMatt Rourke)
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This combination image shows, top, a 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 bottom, 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. (AP Photo)
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Re-enactors snap photos before a demonstration of Pickett's Charge during ongoing activities commemorating the 150th anniversary of the Battle of Gettysburg, Sunday, June 30, 2013, at Bushey Farm in Gettysburg, Pa. Union forces turned away a Confederate advance in the pivotal battle of the Civil War fought July 1-3, 1863, which was also the war’s bloodiest conflict with more than 51,000 casualties. (AP PhotoMatt Rourke)
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This combination image shows, top, a 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 bottom, 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. (AP Photo)
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This combination image shows, top, a painting by Edwin Forbes of the view from the summit of Little Round Top, July 3, 1863, in Gettysburg, Pa., and bottom, 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. (AP Photo)
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A re-enactor lays on bags of ice to before a demonstration of Pickett's Charge during ongoing activities commemorating the 150th anniversary of the Battle of Gettysburg, Sunday, June 30, 2013, at Bushey Farm in Gettysburg, Pa. Union forces turned away a Confederate advance in the pivotal battle of the Civil War fought July 1-3, 1863, which was also the war’s bloodiest conflict with more than 51,000 casualties. (AP PhotoMatt Rourke)
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Members of the public take part in a candle light procession to Soldiers' National Cemetery during ongoing activities commemorating the 150th anniversary of the Battle of Gettysburg, Sunday, June 30, 2013, in Gettysburg, Pa. Union forces turned away a Confederate advance in the pivotal battle of the Civil War fought July 1-3, 1863, which was also the war’s bloodiest conflict with more than 51,000 casualties. (AP PhotoMatt Rourke)
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Members of the public hold a candles near luminaries that mark the graves of Union dead at Soldiers' National Cemetery during ongoing activities commemorating the 150th anniversary of the Battle of Gettysburg, Sunday, June 30, 2013, in Gettysburg, Pa. Union forces turned away a Confederate advance in the pivotal battle of the Civil War fought July 1-3, 1863, which was also the war’s bloodiest conflict with more than 51,000 casualties. (AP PhotoMatt Rourke)
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Luminaries mark the graves of Union dead at Soldiers' National Cemetery during ongoing activities commemorating the 150th anniversary of the Battle of Gettysburg, Sunday, June 30, 2013, in Gettysburg, Pa. Union forces turned away a Confederate advance in the pivotal battle of the Civil War fought July 1-3, 1863, which was also the war’s bloodiest conflict with more than 51,000 casualties. (AP PhotoMatt Rourke)
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Re-enactors view a ceremony near Meade's Headquarters on the Gettysburg battlefield during ongoing activities commemorating the 150th anniversary of the Battle of Gettysburg, Sunday, June 30, 2013, in Gettysburg, Pa. Union forces turned away a Confederate advance in the pivotal battle of the Civil War fought July 1-3, 1863, which was also the war’s bloodiest conflict with more than 51,000 casualties. (AP PhotoMatt Rourke)
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From left, Tommy White, Noah Raper and Jim Smith play drums during the 150th anniversary of the Battle of Gettysburg, Saturday, June 29, 2013, at Bushey Farm in Gettysburg, Pa. The Union Army stopped a major Confederate advance during a battle fought July 1-3, 1863, often considered the war's major turning point. (AP PhotoRichmond Times Dispatch, Zach Gibson)
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Brian Fauvell pretends to lie dead on the battlefield during a demonstration of a battle during the 150th anniversary of the Battle of Gettysburg, Saturday, June 29, 2013, at Bushey Farm in Gettysburg, Pa. The Union Army stopped a major Confederate advance during a battle fought July 1-3, 1863, often considered the war's major turning point. (AP PhotoRichmond Times Dispatch, Zach Gibson)
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Reenactors dressed as Union Army officers ride onto the battlefield for a demonstration during the 150th anniversary of the Battle of Gettysburg, Saturday, June 29, 2013, at Bushey Farm in Gettysburg, Pa. The Union Army stopped a major Confederate advance during a battle fought July 1-3, 1863, often considered the war's major turning point. (AP PhotoRichmond Times Dispatch, Zach Gibson)
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Reenactors dressed as Union Army soldiers participate in a demonstration of a battle during the 150th anniversary of the Battle of Gettysburg, Saturday, June 29, 2013, at Bushey Farm in Gettysburg, Pa. The Union Army stopped a major Confederate advance during a battle fought July 1-3, 1863, often considered the war's major turning point. (AP PhotoRichmond Times Dispatch, Zach Gibson)
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Reenactors participate in a demonstration of a battle during the 150th anniversary of the Battle of Gettysburg, Saturday, June 29, 2013, at Bushey Farm in Gettysburg, Pa. The Union Army stopped a major Confederate advance during a battle fought July 1-3, 1863, often considered the war's major turning point. (AP PhotoRichmond Times Dispatch, Zach Gibson)
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Trey Brown fans himself with his hat while portraying a Confederate Army solider during the 150th anniversary of the Battle of Gettysburg, Saturday, June 29, 2013, at Bushey Farm in Gettysburg, Pa. The Union Army stopped a major Confederate advance during a battle fought July 1-3, 1863, often considered the war's major turning point. (AP PhotoRichmond Times Dispatch, Zach Gibson)
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Shown is a monument to the 20th Maine Volunteer Infantry Regiment on Little Round Top during ongoing activities commemorating the 150th anniversary of the Battle of Gettysburg, Monday, July 1, 2013, in Gettysburg, Pa. Union forces turned away a Confederate advance in the pivotal battle of the Civil War fought July 1-3, 1863, which was also the war’s bloodiest conflict with more than 51,000 casualties. (AP PhotoMatt Rourke)
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Reenactors use sabers at the Hanover cavalry battle during the Blue Gray Alliance reenactment in Gettysburg, Pa. on Saturday, June 29, 2013. (AP PhotoYork Daily Record, Jason Plotkin)
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Re-enactors from the 2nd Florida infantry recreate the assault and retreat of the 1st North Carolina from the Battle of Culp's Hill at The Daniel Lady Farm in Gettysburg, Pa. on Friday, June 28, 2013. (AP PhotoPublic Opinion, Markell DeLoatch)
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Re-enactors portray Pickett's Charge during ongoing activities commemorating the 150th anniversary of the Battle of Gettysburg, Sunday, June 30, 2013, at Bushey Farm in Gettysburg, Pa. Union forces turned away a Confederate advance in the pivotal battle of the Civil War fought July 1-3, 1863, which was also the war’s bloodiest conflict with more than 51,000 casualties. (AP PhotoMatt Rourke)
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Re-enactors from the 2nd Florida infantry recreate the assault an dretreat of the 1st North Carolina from the Battle of Culp's Hill at The Daniel Lady Farm in Gettysburg, Pa. on Friday, June 28, 2013. (AP PhotoPublic Opinion, Markell DeLoatch)
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Re-enactors perform Pickett's Charge during ongoing activities commemorating the 150th anniversary of the Battle of Gettysburg, Sunday, June 30, 2013, at Bushey Farm in Gettysburg, Pa. Union forces turned away a Confederate advance in the pivotal battle of the Civil War fought July 1-3, 1863, which was also the war’s bloodiest conflict with more than 51,000 casualties. (AP PhotoMatt Rourke)
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Re-enactors demonstrate Pickett's Charge during ongoing activities commemorating the 150th anniversary of the Battle of Gettysburg, Sunday, June 30, 2013, at Bushey Farm in Gettysburg, Pa. Union forces turned away a Confederate advance in the pivotal battle of the Civil War fought July 1-3, 1863, which was also the war’s bloodiest conflict with more than 51,000 casualties. (AP PhotoMatt Rourke)
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Re-enactors carry a person on a stretcher as they perform Pickett's Charge during ongoing activities commemorating the 150th anniversary of the Battle of Gettysburg, Sunday, June 30, 2013, at Bushey Farm in Gettysburg, Pa. The pivotal battle of the Civil War was fought July 1-3, 1863, and was also the war’s bloodiest conflict with more than 51,000 casualties. (AP PhotoMatt Rourke)
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Confederate, left, and Union re-enactors meet after performingPickett's Charge during ongoing activities commemorating the 150th anniversary of the Battle of Gettysburg, Sunday, June 30, 2013, at Bushey Farm in Gettysburg, Pa. Union forces turned away a Confederate advance in the pivotal battle of the Civil War fought July 1-3, 1863, which was also the war’s bloodiest conflict with more than 51,000 casualties. (AP PhotoMatt Rourke)
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Re-enactors demonstrate Pickett's Charge during ongoing activities commemorating the 150th anniversary of the Battle of Gettysburg, Sunday, June 30, 2013, at Bushey Farm in Gettysburg, Pa. Union forces turned away a Confederate advance in the pivotal battle of the Civil War fought July 1-3, 1863, which was also the war’s bloodiest conflict with more than 51,000 casualties. (AP PhotoMatt Rourke)
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Confederate, left, and Union re-enactors meet after a demonstration of Pickett's Charge during ongoing activities commemorating the 150th anniversary of the Battle of Gettysburg, Sunday, June 30, 2013, at Bushey Farm in Gettysburg, Pa. Union forces turned away a Confederate advance in the pivotal battle of the Civil War fought July 1-3, 1863, which was also the war’s bloodiest conflict with more than 51,000 casualties. (AP PhotoMatt Rourke)
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A visitor to Little Round Top views the Devil's Den during ongoing activities commemorating the 150th anniversary of the Battle of Gettysburg, Monday, July 1, 2013, in Gettysburg, Pa. Union forces turned away a Confederate advance in the pivotal battle of the Civil War fought July 1-3, 1863, which was also the war’s bloodiest conflict with more than 51,000 casualties. (AP PhotoMatt Rourke)

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The Battle of Gettysburg, fought during the first three days of July 150 years ago, was commemorated with a re-enactment and other events in Gettysburg, Pa.

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