Take Two for July 2, 2013

100 years ago: A Gettysburg reunion and a second Gettysburg address

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Veterans of the Union and Confederate armies march at the encampment in July 1913 during the Great Reunion, commemorating the 50th anniversary of the Battle of Gettysburg

Gettysburg

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President Wilson at the Gettysburg reunion.

Under blue and gray – Gettysburg. Photo shows the Gettysburg Reunion (the Great Reunion) of July 1913, which commemorated the 50th anniversary of the Battle of Gettysburg.

President Wilson at the Gettysburg Reunion (the Great Reunion) of July 1913, which commemorated the 50th anniversary of the Battle of Gettysburg.

Veterans arriving, Gettysburg, June 30, 1913. Photo shows the Gettysburg Reunion (the Great Reunion) of July 1913, which commemorated the 50th anniversary of the Battle of Gettysburg.

Gen. Leggett [i.e., Liggett] & party. Photo shows the Gettysburg Reunion (the Great Reunion) of July 1913, which commemorated the 50th anniversary of the Battle of Gettysburg.


One hundred fifty years ago this week, one of the largest and bloodiest battles of the Civil War took place at Gettysburg, Pennsylvania. Over the course of three days, more than 50,000 Union and Confederate troops were killed, wounded, captured or reported missing.

Several months after the battle, Abraham Lincoln spoke those six famous words, "Four score and seven years ago," but that wasn't the only Gettysburg Address. There was a second one delivered by Woodrow Wilson 50 years later.

For more on this, we're joined by Brian Resnick, an editor for National Journal

 


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