The Civil War Battle of Gettysburg took place 150 years ago on July 1-3, 1863. Beginning on June 29 of this year, Gettysburg will begin nine days of commemoration of this key event in American history.
Some interesting facts about the battle: Union General George Meade commanded approximately 100,000 soldiers who fought against Confederate General Robert E. Lee’s more than 70,000 soldiers. Gettysburg had the largest number of casualties in the Civil War and it ended General Lee’s invasion of the North. At least 46,000 troops were left dead, wounded or missing.
For more information see the Gettysburg 150th Anniversary official website for a list of events and programs.