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Civil war veterans at Gettysburg anniversary in 1913 – in pictures

Erin McCann: 1-3 July marks the 150th anniversary of Gettysburg, the battle that many historians cite as the turning point in the US civil war
Lynn Bechtel
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Union and Confederate soldiers gather around a cannon. Gettysburg 1913

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