150 Years After The Battle Of Gettysburg

Remains of the stone wall at the "Angle", the point of the southern attack on July 3, 1863. 
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Remains of the stone wall at the "Angle", the point of the southern attack on July 3, 1863.

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150 Years After The Battle Of Gettysburg

Tens of thousands of visitors are expected to flood the 6,000-acre Gettysburg National Military Park and surrounding town this week to commemorate the 150th anniversary of the Battle of Gettysburg. Diane and her guests discuss the significance of the Battle of Gettysburg and how it's remembered.

Tens of thousands of visitors are expected to flood the 6,000-acre Gettysburg National Military Park and surrounding town this week to commemorate the 150th anniversary of the Battle of Gettysburg. The events of July 1-3, 1863, produced more than 50,000 casualties, with an estimated 7,500 soldiers killed. Many historians consider Gettysburg a major turning point of the Civil War after Northern forces turned away a Confederate advance. And in the decades following the conflict, the battleground became a symbol of reconciliation. Diane and her guests discuss the significance of the Battle of Gettysburg and how it's remembered.

Guests

Drew Gilpin Faust

president of Harvard University, historian and author of "This Republic of Suffering: Death and the American Civil War."

Eleanor Harvey

senior curator at Smithsonian American Art Museum.

Adam Goodheart

director of Washington College’s C.V. Starr Center for the Study of the American Experience and author of "1861: The Civil War Awakening."

Scott Hartwig

supervisory historian at Gettysburg National Military Park.

Ervin Jordan

associate professor of history and research archivist, University of Virginia
member, Gettysburg Foundation Board of Directors

Photos: Battle Of Gettysburg

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