Gettysburg mayor remembers meeting Civil War veterans. William Troxell was 11 when he accompanied his parents to the 75th battle anniversary reunion in 1938, the last for the soldiers who fought at Gettysburg.
Soldiers who fought in the Battle of Gettysburg pay tribute to their fallen brethren by dropping flowers from the air over the battlefield on May 30, 1938. All images from the Library of Congress. July 1-3, 2013 marks the 150th Anniversary of the Battle of Gettysburg.