Facts and figures about the Battle of Gettysburg, the bloodiest of the Civil War. This July 1-3 is the 150th anniversary of the battle. Click for more at-a-glance information on Civil War events and battles from Family Tree Magazine.
Union Charge at the Battle of Gettysburg: Scenes from Gettysburg Battlefield .. Sarah Montfort 's 12-year-old daughter, Mary Elizabeth Montfort wrote: Today we saw Aunt Beckie. She is the colored lady who helps mother with the wash. Jennie & I love Aunt Beckie. She & some other colored people were pulling wagons or pushing wheel barrows & carrying big bundles. "Yo ol' Aunt Beckie is goin' up into de hills [she said]. No rebel is gonna catch me & carry me back to be a slave again."
John Burns. Veteran of the War of 1812. On July 1, 1863 a Civil War battle - Gettysburg - started in his back yard. Grabbed his musket and joined the Union Army in the fight. Wounded three times but survived. Passed away at the age of 79.