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Monday, 10 July 2017

Recap of the 154th Anniversary of Gettysburg!

Recap of the 154th Anniversary of Gettysburg!

Whether you engaged in-person or online, I hope that the 154th Gettysburg anniversary commemoration was meaningful for you. The Civil War Trust was there and I saw thousands of people eager to watch, learn, and experience this annual event at the Gettysburg National Military Park. We also "saw" millions of others interacting with us and our content at civilwar.org and on Facebook through a series of sixteen live broadcasts held all over the battlefield.

From the iconic Little Round Top and the field known as Pickett's Charge, to seldom-seen monuments and boulders off the beaten path, the Trust walked the fields, showed historic photos, told stories, answered your questions, and hosted some of the battle's foremost experts. On some occasions, we even got up close with artifacts that were present during the battle, including General Robert E. Lee's Bible, courtesy of the National Civil War Museum! We also paid a short visit to the land we are currently trying to preserve at Gettysburg. But our favorite part was interacting with enthusiastic Civil War Trust supporters while making many new friends online as well.

Although Gettysburg 154 has passed, you can keep right on learning and engaging in preparation for Gettysburg 155. Watch the 7+ hours of live videos from the Gettysburg 154th anniversary on Facebook—I think my favorites are Seminary Ridge, Pickett's Charge and Gettysburg Aftermath at the Rose Farm. Also, check out our unparalleled animated map, or take a virtual Gettysburg tour. We have more Gettysburg maps, videos, photos, and history articles all in one place on our web site.

No matter which battlefield you like, or what part of the war interests you, we are working our hardest to make sure as many Americans as possible get to experience our nation’s hallowed ground and understand the critical role that battlefields played in our shared history.

The Civil War Trust