July 3, 2013

Remembering The Battle of Gettysburg

At Gettysburg, more than 27,000 Union and Confederate soldiers were wounded, a further 7,800 men were killed on the battlefield. Collected here are images from the battlefield 150 years ago—some of the first war photography ever seen by the American public.

[Images: Timothy H. O’Sullivan/Library of Congress, Alexander Gardner/Library of Congress]

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